*This event has been canceled due to public health concerns. We will make every effort to reschedule later this spring!*
Join Porter Square Books to hear Stephanie Wrobel discuss her debut novel Darling Rose Gold, in conversation with Mako Yoshikawa!
"If you enjoyed The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, read Darling Rose Gold." --Washington Post
Mothers never forget. Daughters never forgive. In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships.
For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.
Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.
After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.
Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.
Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling... And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.
Stephanie Wrobel grew up in Chicago and currently lives in the UK with her husband and dog, Moose Barkwinkle. She has an MFA from Emerson College and has had short fiction published in Bellevue Literary Review. Before turning to fiction, she worked as a creative copywriter at several advertising agencies. Visit her online at www.stephaniewrobel.com, Instagram @stephaniewrobel and Twitter @stephwrobel.
Mako Yoshikawa is the author of the novels One Hundred and One Ways and Once Removed. Her work has been translated into six languages; awards for her writing include a Radcliffe Fellowship. As a literary critic she has published articles that explore the relationship between incest and race in 20th-century American fiction. She is currently at work on a memoir about her father. Her essays have appeared in the Missouri Review, Southern Indiana Review, and Best American Essays 2013.