Bestselling Author Colm Tóibín on His New Book, House of Names

Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bestselling, award-winning author Colm Tóibín discusses House of Names, which retells the classic Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra, the queen of Mycenae, with a modern sensibility. Clytemnestra takes on a new life, so that we not only believe thirst for revenge, but applaud it. Tóibín inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth’s most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust and pain she feels. Register online for a seat and opportunity to purchase book at discounted rate (before May 1) of $23. Book purchase price at $26 at the event.

Note location: Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave

"The result is a dramatic, intimate chronicle of a family implosion set in unsettling times as gods withdraw from human affairs. Far from the Brooklyn or Ireland of his recent bestsellers, Tóibín explores universal themes of failure, loss, loneliness, and repression."—Publishers Weekly

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

Author photo credit Brigitte Lacombe

Special Mother's Day treat! Bring your ticket stub or a signed copy of the book to ORGANACHS at 15 Post Rd West for 15% off an item of your choice, including facial services and makeup application services.Offer valid through May 18. Some exclusions apply. 

 


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