On February 16, Swedish author Karin Tidbeck (of Amatka and Jagannath) joins us for a book talk on "The Memory Theater," available beginning today from Pantheon Books. With moderator Sara Lefkowitz, she’ll discuss her new novel, a fantastical tour de force about friendship, interdimensional theater, and a magical place where no one ages — except the young.
In a world just parallel to ours exists a mystical realm known only as the Gardens. It’s a place where feasts never end, games of croquet have devastating consequences, and teenagers are punished for growing up. For a select group of Masters, it’s a decadent paradise where time stands still. But for those who serve them, it’s a slow torture where their lives can be ended in a blink. In a bid to escape before their youth betrays them, Dora and Thistle–best friends and confidants–set out on a remarkable journey through time and space.
Endlessly inventive, "The Memory Theater" takes the reader to a wondrous place where destiny has yet to be written, life is a performance, and magic can erupt at any moment.
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