*Postponed* Porter Square After Hours: Lily King, Writers & Lovers

*This event has been postponed due to public health concerns. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with more information. Please check back for a rescheduled date later this spring!*

Porter Square After Hours is pleased to present an evening with Lily King! Join us at 7pm on Sunday, March 22 after the store closes for a reading and talk from Lily King about her new novel Writers & Lovers, complete with refreshments, mingling and a signing. This event is ticketed, and space is limited. Tickets are $5, and may be used towards any purchase made that evening (limit of one coupon per customer).

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.

Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey's fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.

Writers & Lovers follows Casey--a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist--in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King's trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She lives in Maine.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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