Brookline Booksmith welcomes EMILY CULLITON and MONA AWAD for a conversation about CULLITON’s book, The Misfortune of Marion Palm.
AWAD’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Walrus, Joyland, Post Road, St. Petersburg Review, and elsewhere; CULLITON is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver for fiction. The Misfortune of Marion Palm is her first novel.
About The Misfortune of Marion Palm:
A wildly entertaining debut about a wife and mother who embezzles a small fortune from her children’s private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her.
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