P&P Live! Andrea Bajani — IF YOU KEPT A RECORD OF SINS - with Sasha Frere-Jones

Upcoming Event
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:00pm

If You Kept a Record of Sins is a prismatic novel that records the indelible marks a mother leaves on her son after she abandons their home in Italy for a business she's building in Romania. Lorenzo, just a young boy when his mother leaves, recalls the incisive fragments of their life - when they would playfully wrestle each other, watch the sunrise, or test out his mother's newest scientific creation. Now a young man, Lorenzo travels to Romania for his mother's funeral and reflects on the strangeness of today's Europe, which masks itself as a beacon of Western civilization while iniquity and exploitation run rampant. With elliptical, piercing prose, Bajani tells a story of abandonment and initiation, of sentimental education and shattered illusions, of unconditional love.

Andrea Bajani is one of the most respected and award-winning novelists and poets of contemporary Italian literature. He is the author of four novels and two collections of poems. His works have been translated into many languages. He currently teaches at Rice University.

Bajani will be in conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones, a writer and musician from New York. He lives with his wife in the East Village.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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By Andrea Bajani, Elizabeth Harris (Translated by), Edmund White (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781939810960
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Published: Archipelago - March 23rd, 2021

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