DISCUSSION & READING: Carole Maso, "Mother & Child"

Event date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6
12572-0482 Rhinebeck
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This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.

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A meditation on life and death, being and non-being, and the intense mystery and beauty of existence, Maso’s new novel follows a mother and child as they roam through wondrous and increasingly dangerous psychic and physical terrain A great wind comes, an ancient tree splits in half and a bat, or is it an angel, enters the house where the mother and child sleep, and in an instant a world of relentless change, of spectacular consequences, of submerged memory, and uncanny intimations is set into motion.

“In lush, elliptical language, Maso charts her first experience with pregnancy and new motherhood in a journal that reads like prose poetry, couching the mysterious experience in surprising forms, syntaxes and imagery… her dreamlike treatment of pregnancy, birth, mothering and writing should enchant mothers, mothers-to-be and writers with a poetic bent.” –Publisher’s Weekly

Carole Maso is the author of seven books including The Art Lover, Ghost Dance, and Break Every Rule. She is a professor of English at Brown University.
Carole was featured in this month's issue of Chronogram. Read the Article by Nina Shengold.