Margot Livesey will talk about her elegant new novel, The Boy in the Field, with Susan Brison, a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth.
The Boy in the Field tells the tale of teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang who discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious one September afternoon in 1999. Thanks to their intervention, the boy’s life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed.
“Every character rings true; every observation and reaction feels real. Braiding three separate views of the same incident, Livesey weaves a masterful tapestry of emotion and action focused on the indelible impact of random events.” - Booklist, starred review
Margot Livesey is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy delivers another “luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered” (Dennis Lehane) novel—a poignant and probing psychological drama that follows the lives of three siblings in the wake of a violent crime.