Please join us in welcoming Norwich author Katherine Forbes Riley, who will discuss her debut novel, The Bobcat.
Laurelie, a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault, has grown progressively more isolated and fearful. Most comfortable in the company of the child for whom she babysits, and most at ease in the woods, Laurelie has shunned any connection with her peers.
One day, while exploring the woods, she and her young charge encounter an injured pregnant bobcat - and the hiker who has been following it for hundreds of miles. Then the child goes missing in the woods and the fragile peace Laurelie has constructed, plus the bobcat and hiker, are threatened.
Katherine Forbes Riley is a writer and computational linguist. She finished her magical debut, The Bobcat, during the 2016-17 academic year, while a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She lives near Dartmouth College, in Norwich, VT.
"The Bobcat is an intensely lyrical, deeply involving novel about what it means to be a human animal. Blending gorgeous nature imagery, philosophical curiosity, and a story as insistent as a heartbeat, this book will grab you by the scruff of the neck and won't let go."--Jennie Yabroff, author of If You Were Here
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Haunting and lyrical, The Bobcat is Katherine Forbes Riley’s magical debut novel in which Laurelie, a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault, has grown progressively more isolated and fearful.