24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Books That Matter:
Nick Flynn
The Woman in the Dunes—A Metaphor that Transforms as it Moves through Time Fiction May 7, 2024 Price: Regular Rate: $75.00 Teacher/Student Rate: $40.00

LIVE via ZOOM: 6pm-7:30pm (Eastern Time)

The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe sets up an impossible (or at least unlikely) conceit, then commits to it fully. Part speculative, part horror, part a study in psychological tension, part love story, Abe creates a world unlike any we know, that somehow lines up (metaphorically) with the world as it is.

Recommended reading:

The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

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Nick Flynn’s most recent book is Low (Graywolf, 2023). Other recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: Threads, Collaborations, and Conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty-five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. His bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages.

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