Half King reading series : Lucky dogs

featuring author, Helen Schulman

Date
Jun 20, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location
skylight gallery
Sponsor
Half King Reading Series
Admission
Open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required
FREE to attend

About the Series

What was once one of the most vital literary hubs in the city, The Half King Reading Series, has a new home at the Salmagundi Club. At monthly events, authors of new works will discuss their books in a warm, welcoming, and informed setting. Selections are predominantly, but not exclusively, non-fiction, current events, biography, autobiography, novels and memoir.

Books available for sale and signing from Books On Call NYC.

About the Book

On a sultry summer night in Paris, two women meet in line at an ice cream kiosk on the Ile de la Cité. One is tall, fair, striking, with an indeterminate accent. The other, a troubled American TV star, is hiding her beauty and identity under a shapeless sweatshirt, wearing sunglasses even in the darkness. When leering male tourists hassle the pair, the blonde pulls out a knife and a sisterhood is born. Both women have been victims of male violence, and both are warriors—one trained and calculating, one instinctually ferocious. They each think they know who they are dealing with. But both are very, very wrong.

In a story that unfolds with unexpected humor and the pace of a thriller, acclaimed novelist Helen Schulman lays bare what happens to women—no matter how fortunate they may appear to be on the surface—whose lives have been warped by brutality and misogyny. The issues are universal, but the core of the story is intimate: a passionate exploration of love, betrayal, and survival. Lucky Dogs asks and answers a shattering question: How could one woman so utterly betray another?

About the Author

Helen Schulman is a woman in her 40s or 50s with dark hair and low cheekbones.Helen Schulman is the New York Times best-selling author of six novels, including Come with Me and This Beautiful Life. Schulman has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Sundance, Aspen Words, and Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Cover of Lucky Dogs features a picture of the legs and hands of someone in a skirt sitting with their hands in their lap.

“Part thriller, part Hollywood satire, Lucky Dogs is a brash, sometimes heartbreaking saga in which trauma and self-preservation converge across decades and continents. This is Helen Schulman’s best novel yet.”

—Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Candy House

Hungry?

Salmagundi members are welcome to have dinner beforehand in our dining room. Dining reservations can be made via our Reservations page.

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