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All's Well

Mona Awad

Warwick’s presents
Mona Awad
in conversation with Mary Karr

All's Well

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

All's Well
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On Tuesday, August 3rd at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Mona Awad as she discusses her new book, All's Well, in conversation with Mary Karr. Mona Awad is the author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, named a Best Book of 2019 by Time, Vogue, and The New York Public Library, a finalist for the New England Book Award, and currently in development as an AMC series written by Megan Mostyn-Brown. She has published work in The New York Times Magazine, Time, VICE, Electric Literature, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. She begins teaching fiction fall 2020 in the MFA program at Syracuse. Awad currently lives in Boston.

From the critically acclaimed author of Bunny, a darkly funny novel about a theater professor suffering chronic pain, who in the process of staging a troubled production of Shakespeare's most maligned play, suddenly and miraculously recovers.

Miranda Fitch's life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening dependence on painkillers. And now she's on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director. Determined to put on Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, the play that promised, and cost, her everything, she faces a mutinous cast hellbent on staging Macbeth instead. Miranda sees her chance at redemption slip through her fingers.

That's when she meets three strange benefactors who have an eerie knowledge of Miranda's past and a tantalizing promise for her future: one where the show goes on, her rebellious students get what's coming to them, and the invisible, doubted pain that's kept her from the spotlight is made known.

With prose Margaret Atwood has described as "no punches pulled, no hilarities dodged...genius," Mona Awad has concocted her most potent, subversive novel yet. All's Well is the story of a woman at her breaking point and a formidable, piercingly funny indictment of our collective refusal to witness and believe female pain.

Mary Karr’s bestselling The Art of Memoir followed her three award-winning, bestselling books: The Liars' Club, Cherry, and Lit, which kickstarted the autobiographical revolution. A Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, Karr’s FIVE collections include (recently) Tropic of Squalor and Sinners Welcome. Other awards include the Whiting Writer’s Award, PEN’s Martha Albrand Award, Radcliffe’s Bunting Fellowship. She is also a two time finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her graduation speech, Now Go Out There, lit up the twittersphere. She is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University, and her next memoir, Just You Wait, deals with aging.

All's Well: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982169664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021