@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Alexander Chee - Queen of the Night

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Chee made a remarkable literary debut with his novel Edinburgh, which won the Whiting Award. His eagerly awaited encore has a cast including P.T. Barnum, Verdi, and George Sand, but stars his own creation, Lillet Berne. The only survivor of a Minnesota family wiped out by illness, the young woman takes a new name from a gravestone and heads to Europe. There, she intends to seek out her mother’s family, but in order to survive, successively joins a circus, becomes a courtesan, a spy, a Diva—then is brought up short by finding herself the heroine of a new libretto.

This event is part of the Politics & Prose and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Contemporary Fiction Reading Series at Busboys and Poets.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
Fiction & Poetry
Busboys & Poets Brookland
The Queen of the Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780618663026
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 2nd, 2016

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