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After the Sun — Virtual Book Talk with Jonas Eika, Sherilynn Hellberg & Katrine Øgaard Jensen
Join us on September 8 for a virtual book talk on the new novel "After the Sun" with author Jonas Eika and translator Sherilynn Hellberg! With moderator Katrine Øgaard Jensen, they'll discuss the author's American fiction debut, winner of the 2019 Nordic Council Literary Prize and out in translation by Hellberg on August 24 from Riverhead Books.

"After the Sun" introduces a constellation of characters embedded in wildly different points around our deeply unequal and profoundly entangled planet, from beach boys working the tourist-lined beaches of Cancún to a grieving man who attempts to merge with an alien machine in the Nevada desert. Whatever the settings or circumstances, some of which take off in surreal directions, everyone we encounter in After the Sun is at a tipping point. The realities they share—capitalist exploitation, grief, addiction, toxic masculinity—may be painful and inescapable, but still they find moments of liberation, authenticity, tenderness, and exhilaration, with one another, and in their surroundings. As Eika puts it: “The potential for transformation–or liberation, even–has to be found in the cracks: the cracks in subjectivity, the body, in the small gaps in an otherwise totalizing exploitative system.”

Please send audience questions ahead of the discussion to info@amscan.org. Select questions will be chosen for a Q&A following the conversation.​

Sep 8, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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