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THE WANTING
by Michael Lavigne
Sunday March 2nd - 11:00am      
Aaron Family JCC

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clientuploads/Life_and_Learning/Book Fest 2013/195x294.jpgIn the galvanizing opening of The Wanting, the celebrated Russian-born postmodern architect Roman Guttman is injured in a bus bombing, causing his life to swerve into instability and his perceptions to become heightened and disturbed as he embarks on an ill-advised journey into Palestinian territory. The account of Roman’s desert odyssey alternates with the vivacious, bittersweet diary of his thirteen-year-old daughter, Anyusha (who is on her own perilous path, of which Roman is ignorant), and the startlingly alive witnessings of Amir, the...read more

About the Author:
Michael Lavigne’s work examines the intersection of the political and the personal, the mutable nature of time, and the power of loss, anger and love to transform our lives.  His long-awaited second novel, THE WANTING, published by Schocken, has received brilliant reviews from the NY Times, the ... Read More

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