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Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere — in conversation with Nicole Chung

Upcoming Event
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ng’s eagerly awaited follow-up to the award-winning Everything I Never Told You is set squarely in the heartland of the American dream. Shaker Heights is a progressive suburban community, seemingly zoned for neighborliness and order. Then Mia, a single mother, moves in with her teenage daughter, Pearl. An anomaly among the conventional nuclear families, the two threaten the assumptions Shaker Heights is built on. Later, as the community divides over a family’s plans to adopt a Chinese-American baby, Mia becomes the focus of a former friend’s anger. As feelings grow heated and stakes rise, Ng’s narrative moves from a comedy of manners to an insightful social critique, one that questions ideas about what a family should be and whether the parent-child bond is formed by nature or nurture.

Ng will be in conversation with Nicole Chung, managing web editor of Catapult and former managing editor of The Toast.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9780735224292
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Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017

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