Moderated by Laura Miller
Brooklyn literary luminary Jonathan Lethem—a MacArthur fellow
and the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels,
including Chronic City, Motherless Brooklyn, and The
Fortress of Solitude—comes to BAM for an exclusive event to
celebrate the launch of his latest novel, Dissident
Lethem’s masterful new work chronicles the radical foibles, both personal and political, of a mother and daughter in Sunnyside, Queens. Deftly navigating the family’s tumultuous history through McCarthyism, civil rights, and 70s Aquarian culture, and right up to the present day with the Occupy movement, Lethem paints a vivid portrait of flawed American utopic idealism, shimmering with sensitivity and warmth.
Dissident Gardens is slated for release September 10. By purchasing a ticket and book together, you’re securing a copy the day it’s released. Your book (retail value $27.95) is included in the special ticket price of $40, and will be signed by the author following an evening of moderated discussion and Q&A.