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What Are You Going Through

Sigrid Nunez

Warwick’s presents
Sigrid Nunez
in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson

What Are You Going Through

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 4:00pm PDT

What Are You Going Through
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This is a virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Thursday, September 10th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Sigrid Nunez as she discusses her new book, What Are You Going Through, in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson. Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, For Rouenna, and the National Book Award-winning The Friend, among others. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. She has been the recipient of several awards, including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Nunez lives in New York City.

A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people in the ordinary course of her life: an ex she runs into by chance at a public forum, an Airbnb owner unsure how to interact with her guests, a stranger who seeks help comforting his elderly mother, a friend of her youth now hospitalized with terminal cancer. In each of these people the woman finds a common need: the urge to talk about themselves and to have an audience to their experiences. The narrator orchestrates this chorus of voices for the most part as a passive listener, until one of them makes an extraordinary request, drawing her into an intense and transformative experience of her own.

In What Are You Going Through, Nunez brings wisdom, humor, and insight to a novel about human connection and the changing nature of relationships in our times. A surprising story about empathy and the unusual ways one person can help another through hardship, her book offers a moving and provocative portrait of the way we live now.

Jeniffer Thompson is Creative Director and co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival. She is an author branding expert, digital marketing strategist, and host of The Premise podcast. She is an author and speaker who delivers strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. She is the founder and principal at Monkey C Media, an award-winning design firm specializing in book packaging, author websites, and digital marketing strategies.

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020