ORHAN PAMUK with MARIA TARTAR discuss “The Red-Haired Woman”
Harvard Book Store welcomes Nobel Prize–winning novelist ORHAN PAMUK and Harvard professor of folklore and mythology MARIA TATAR for a discussion Pamuk’s latest novel, The Red-Haired Woman—a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.
On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before. But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a travelling theatre company, catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. The young man’s wildest dream will be realized, but, when in his distraction a horrible accident befalls the well digger, the boy will flee, returning to Istanbul. Only years later will he discover whether he was in fact responsible for his master’s death and who the redheaded enchantress was.
This event is ticketed. You may purchase tickets here. The ticket includes a copy of The Red-Haired Woman.
Local YA authors take on the fantastic and peculiar at Brookline Booksmith
Do you like fairy tales, the peculiar, the weird, the fantastical, or the just plain fascinating? Join local YA authors at Brookline Booksmith as they take on the fantastic and the strange. This panel includes PETERNELLE VAN ARSDALE (The Beast is an Animal), M.T. ANDERSON (Landscape with Invisible Hand), LANA POPOVIC (Wicked Like a Wildfire), and GREG KATSOULIS (All Rights Reserved).
Come discover a fairy-tale of soul eaters, a curse on sisters who magically manipulate beauty, a girl who remains silent in a world where every word is copyrighted and paid for, and two teens who fake romance for the entertainment of aliens who have invaded Earth.
This event is free and open to the public.
Peter and The Starcatcher
Come experience The Neverland you never knew!
Before Wendy, before Tinkerbell, and before The Lost Boys, there was a friendless boy, a determined girl, and a journey that would change them both forever. Filled with music, mermaids, mayhem, and magic, this Tony Award-winning prequel to Peter Pan tells the incredible story of how a lonely orphan became the boy who never grew up and a precocious young girl taught everyone to believe. With an ensemble cast of twelve actors portraying over 100 roles and employing inspired stagecraft, Peter and The Starcatcher will have you hooked from the moment this funny, fantastical tale takes flight. Come be a part of the adventure and embrace the endless possibilities of imagination, friendship, and love.
All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can! The means we don’t decide the price, you do! Our “sweet spot” would be about $20 per person; if you are on a budget, pay less, and if you are able to pay more, please do!
Donations of new and gently loved toys and books will be collected at each performance for local charities
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