JOSHUA HENKIN reads and signs his novel THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU

Joshua Henkin

The World Without You (Pantheon)

Acclaimed novelist Joshua Henkin reads and signs his third book, The World Without You, a poignant novel about sibling rivalries, marriage in crisis, and the aftermath of family tragedy.

"Witty and wise, poignant and heartfelt. . . . The 4th of July will never be the same for me, nor for my fellow Americans. I can't imagine a world without Joshua Henkin." —Gary Shteyngart

"It's no secret that Henkin is a writer of voluminous heart, humanity, and talent." —Julia Glass, author of The Widower's Tale

Joshua Henkin is the author of the novels Swimming Across the Hudson (a Los Angeles Times Notable Book), Matrimony (a New York Times Notable Book), and The World Without You (on-sale from Pantheon June 19). His stories have been published widely, cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories and broadcast on NPR's Selected Shorts. He directs the MFA Program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
Photo of the author by Matthew Polis.
Event date: 
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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ISBN: 9780375424366
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pantheon - June 19th, 2012

From the author of the widely acclaimed novel "Matrimony "(a "New York Times" Notable Book)--a moving, deeply engaging new novel about love, loss, and the aftermath of a family tragedy.
It's July 4th, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday: the family is gathering for a memorial. Leo, the youngest of the four Frankel siblings and an intrepid journalist and adventurer, was killed one year ago while on assignment in Iraq. His parents, Marilyn and David, are adrift in grief, and it's tearing apart their forty-year marriage. Clarissa, the eldest, is struggling at thirty-nine with infertility. Lily, a fiery-tempered lawyer, is angry about everything. Noelle, a born-again Orthodox Jew (and the last person to see Leo alive), has come in from Israel with her husband and four children and feels entirely out of place. And Thisbe--Leo's widow and mother of their three-year-old son--has arrived from California bearing her own secret. Over the course of three days, the Frankels will contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, with the true meaning of family.

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ISBN: 9780307277169
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage Books USA - August 26th, 2008