This event has been postponed and will now be taking place on Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm!
Porter Square Books is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Shick, author of The Golden Land, for an event with Michael Lowenthal! This event will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140). RSVP below to let us know you're coming and to receive event updates!
A debut novel that digs deep into the complexities of family history and relationships.
When Etta's grandmother dies, she is compelled to travel to Myanmar to explore complicated adolescent memories of her grandmother's family and the violence she witnessed there. Full of rich detail and complex relationships, The Golden Land explores those personal narratives that might lie beneath the surface of historical accounts.
Elizabeth Shick lived in Yangon, Myanmar from 2013 to 2019. Longtime American expatriate and international development consultant, she has also lived and worked in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Italy. Liz currently resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh and West Tisbury, Massachusetts. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Lesley University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. Her debut novel, The Golden Land, is the winner of the 2021 AWP Prize for the Novel.
Michael Lowenthal has published four novels—The Same Embrace, Avoidance, Charity Girl, and The Paternity Test—and a story collection, Sex with Strangers. His shorter work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, the New York Times Magazine, Guernica, and The Southern Review. The recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf writers’ conference, the MacDowell Colony, and the Mass Cultural Council, he lives in Boston and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University.
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