Meet Keith Gessen, author of "A Terrible Country"
Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2018 by New York Magazine, A Terrible Country tells the story of Andrei Kaplan, who returns to the Russia of his birth to care for his aging grandmother. While there he must take stock of his own life and learn to navigate a newly capitalist Moscow. Mr. Gessen writes incisively about how it is easier to fight for your principles than live up to them in this contemplative and compassionate novel which poses questions about what you owe the place you were born, the importance of intergenerational relationships, and the daily effects of political ideology on someone who has lived most of his life with American freedoms.
Keith Gessen teaches journalism at Columbia University and is the founder of the Literary Magazine n+1. He is also the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men and has translated many literary works from Russian.
Pre-Paid $15 per person/$20 at the door.
Books are available at the temple office for $20
A light brunch will be served.
Sponsor: Congregation Torat El