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Thu, Nov 16


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Book Culture: Christine Evans with Helen Benedict

Join us Thursday, November 16th at 7pm for a reading with Christine Evans to celebrate the release of Nadia (University Press of Iowa). Helen Benedict will join in conversation.

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Book Culture: Christine Evans with Helen Benedict
Book Culture: Christine Evans with Helen Benedict

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025, USA

About the event

Join us Thursday, November 16th at 7pm for a reading with Christine Evans to celebrate the release of Nadia (University Press of Iowa). Helen Benedict will join in conversation.

Click here to order NADIA!

Event will be in person.

Nadia moves between the competing perspectives of two survivors of the 1990s Balkan Wars who have escaped to London, only to discover that the war has followed them there. Nadia is a young refugee who just wants to forget the past—until Iggy starts temping at her London office. Afraid he may be a sniper from the war she fled, Nadia starts seeing threats everywhere, alongside unsettling visions of her lost girlfriend, Sanja. As her volatile connection with Iggy unravels, Nadia is forced to face the ethically shaky choices she made to escape the war, her survivor guilt, and her disavowed queer sexuality.

Christine Evans's novel takes us to the recent past of a war that broke apart a European country and that presciently foreshadowed the rise of ethno-nationalism in the West. Tense, suspenseful, and mordantly funny, Nadia tracks the complex ways in which a past marked by political violence can shadow and disrupt the present.

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