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CANCELED: Gabrielle Zevin presents her new novel, YOUNG JANE YOUNG

Submitted by JoshC on Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:07pm

WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 PM
Gabrielle Zevin presents her new novel, YOUNG JANE YOUNG

From the author of the international bestseller THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY comes another novel that will have everyone talking.  Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss--and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the beloved congressman doesn’t take the fall. But Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins: slut-shamed, she becomes a late-night talk show punch line, anathema to politics.  She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, Aviva decides to run for public office herself, that long-ago mistake trails her via the Internet and catches up--an inescapable scarlet A. In the digital age, the past is never, ever, truly past. And it’s only a matter of time until Ruby finds out who her mother was and is forced to reconcile that person with the one she knows.  YOUNG JANE YOUNG is a smart, funny, and moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age, and captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Young Jane Young Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205041
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017