TESSA HADLEY- VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT- Readings from Oconomowaukee

Virtual Author Event-
Readings from Oconomowaukee


TESSA HADLEY
in conversation with
Daniel Goldin & Lisa Baudoin
Thursday, February 10th
2:00 p.m.
Via ZOOM 
Registration required

 

 

Join us for the February Readings from Oconomowaukee installment, featuring author Tessa Hadley, author of Free Love- a compulsive new novel about one woman’s sexual and intellectual awakening in 1960s London. 

 

About the book: 1967. While London comes alive with the new youth revolution, the suburban Fischer family seems to belong to an older world of conventional stability: pretty, dutiful homemaker Phyllis is married to Roger, a devoted father with a career in the Foreign Office. Their children are Colette, a bookish teenager, and Hugh, the golden boy.

But when the twenty-something son of an old friend pays the Fischers a visit one hot summer evening, and kisses Phyllis in the dark garden after dinner, something in her catches fire. Newly awake to the world, Phyllis makes a choice that defies all expectations of her as a wife and a mother. Nothing in these ordinary lives is so ordinary after all, it turns out, as the family's upheaval mirrors the dramatic transformation of the society around them.

With scalpel-sharp insight, Tessa Hadley explores her characters' inner worlds, laying bare their fears and longings. Daring and sensual, Free Love is an irresistible exploration of romantic love, sexual freedom and living out the truest and most meaningful version of our selves - a novel that showcases Hadley's unrivaled ability to "put on paper a consciousness so visceral, so fully realized, it heightens and expands your own" (Lily King, author of Euphoria).

 

 

About the author: Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly acclaimed novels, including Clever Girl and The Past, as well as three short story collections, most recently Bad Dreams and Other Stories, which won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker. She lives in London.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
WI
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