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Allegra Goodman - The Chalk Artist

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Goodman’s eighth novel is a deft interweaving of different worlds, different realities, and different sorts of quests. The heart of the book is Nina, a young high school teacher struggling to connect with her students, especially the talented but distracted Aidan. An avid virtual reality game player, Aidan is easily manipulated by the forces of a new game called Arkadia and crosses several lines. Can Nina, the daughter of Arkadia’s founder, bring him back to the ordinary reality of high school? Meanwhile, she falls in love with an artist and introduces him to her father, who hires him to draw for the game. As she did in The Cookbook Collector and Intuition, Goodman vividly conveys the dynamics of specific workplaces, and shows how identity is deeply bound up with the work people do. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781400069873
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dial Press - June 13th, 2017

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