Julie Langsdorf - White Elephant — in conversation with Susan Coll

Upcoming Event
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The residents of tony Willard Park have their own vision for their community, and when Nick, an ambitious developer, builds a flashy, outsize house in the neighborhood, they resent it. Then when Nick gives the property more visibility by cutting down the neighbors’ red maple, the simmering resentments explode. As order breaks down and people argue their competing versions of the American Dream, Langsdorf follows the chaos through its effects on the lives of three couples. Like her short fiction, Langsdorf’s debut novel is sharply observed and darkly funny, with a cast of vivid characters that include a lawyer with a pot habit, an outwardly unassuming wife compulsively drawn to trouble, a teenage girl caught up in a prank, and the complex community of Willard Park itself. Langsdorf will be in conversation with Susan Coll, author most recently of The Stager.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
White Elephant: A Novel By Julie Langsdorf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062857750
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2019

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