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Lapvona: A Novel

June 24 @ 6:00 pm

 |  $6 – $28.75

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Date:
June 24
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
$6 – $28.75
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.harvard.com/event/ottessa_moshfegh_at_the_brattle_theatre/?mc_cid=fc5eff9b0f&mc_eid=7516674f5e

Venue

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Organizer

Harvard Book Store
Phone:
(617) 661-1515
Website:
http://harvard.com/
About

Ottessa Moshfegh at the Brattle Theatre

This event is ticketed. There are two ticket options available for this event.

Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life’s few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby, as she did so many of the village’s children. Ina’s gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina’s home in the woods outside of the village is a place to fear and to avoid, a godless place.

Among their number is Father Barnabas, the town priest and lackey for the depraved lord and governor, Villiam, whose hilltop manor contains a secret embarrassment of riches. The people’s desperate need to believe that there are powers that be who have their best interests at heart is put to a cruel test by Villiam and the priest, especially in this year of record drought and famine. But when fate brings Marek into violent proximity to the lord’s family, new and occult forces upset the old order. By year’s end, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world, will prove to be very thin indeed