P&P Live!: Lawrence Wright - The End of October — in conversation with Jane Mayer

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

A long time New Yorker staff writer and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Towers, Wright is also a playwright and screenwriter, and he draws on his myriad skills for this deeply researched and gripping medical thriller. The action begins at an internment camp in Indonesia, where Dr. Henry Parsons has been sent by WHO to investigate a deadly outbreak of acute hemorrhagic fever. The situation quickly escalates when an infected man joins the Hajj to Mecca, and Parsons, working with a Saudi prince and doctor, has to find a way to quarantine millions of pilgrims even as he struggles to determine whether the disease is an act of biowarfare, as the deputy director of homeland security claims. Wright will be joined in conversation by Jane Mayer, chief Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. 


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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The End of October: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658658
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

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