Please join us for a YaleWomen BlueReads Book Club discussion and Q&A with Aimee Liu, author of her celebrated new novel Glorious Boy (May 2020).
When: Sunday, October 11th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PT /8:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Where: Zoom, link available upon RSVP
Aimee Liu, Yale ’75, is the bestselling author of the new novel Glorious Boy, as well as of Flash House, loud Mountain, and Face and the memoirs Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. These books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, published as a Literary Guild Super Release, and serialized in Good Housekeeping. Liu has received a B&N Discover Great New Writers Award and holds an MFA from Bennington College. She teaches in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA. Learn more at aimeeliu.net.
“Reminiscent of the tone and atmosphere of Somerset Maugham and George Orwell’s Asia-set novels, Glorious Boy is a Second World War story of adventure and loss, uniquely set in the Andaman Islands, one of India’s farthest flung territories” – Asian Review of Books
It’s 1942. The Japanese have invaded Burma and are closing in on India. After five years in the remote Andaman Islands, aspiring anthropologist Claire Durant and her husband Shep, a civil surgeon, must evacuate with their beloved but mysteriously mute four-year-old, Ty. They cannot, however, take Naila, the local girl whose ability to communicate with Ty has made them dangerously dependent on her. The morning of the evacuation, both children disappear. With time running out, Shep forces Claire onto the ship while he stays behind to find their son. But just days after landing in Calcutta, Claire learns that the Japanese have taken the Andamans—and cut off all access to her missing family. In the desperate odyssey that follows, Claire, Shep, and Naila will all take unimaginable risks while drawing deeply from their knowledge of these unique islands to save their beloved “glorious boy.”
Praise for Glorious Boy:
“Evokes every side in a multi-cultural conversation with sympathy and rare understanding.” – Pico Iyer
One of the NY Post’s “Best Books of the Week”
*Riveting… a fascinating, irresistible marvel –Starred review, Library Journal
*For readers unafraid to be swept away --Starred review, Booklist
WHAT TO BRING:
- A cocktail.
- Questions to ask Aimee during the Q&A portion of this evening.
We greatly look forward to seeing you at the event!
Ursula, Deborah, Robinne, Maria, Lisanne, Laura, Lauren, Jen, Eileen, Colette, & Susan
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