Brett Ashley Kaplan, Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in Comparative and World Literature and director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies in the Jewish Studies program at the University of Illinois will be sharing excerpts from her novel Rare Stuff at Illini Union Bookstore this week. The novel is described as “an intriguing search for a missing person moves through real and magically real universes in New York, Chicago, and glass houses under the sea constructed by Yiddish-speaking whales desperate to save our endangered planet. The unusual story touches on grief, love, and precarity leavened with hope.”
Join the author on Thursday, October 27th at 4 p.m. in the Author’s Corner on the second floor of IUB. To get a little background on the author and the novel, check out our interview with Kaplan.
Top photo from Brett Ashley Kaplan’s website.