Oblong Online: Roxana Robinson, LEAVING: A Novel, in conversation with Dani Shapiro

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
ET. Via Zoom.


Presented by Oblong Books in partnership with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library.

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Leaving charts a passage through loyalty and desire as it builds to a shattering conclusion, in Roxana Robinson's boldest and most powerful work to date.

Roxana Robinson. Image by Beowulf SheehanLeaving: A Novel by Roxana RobinsonDani Shapiro

"Leaving is as absorbing as it is haunting, powered by Roxana Robinson’s deep understanding of ambiguities, allegiances, and the lengths people must sometimes go to navigate them."
― Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion

"What does love demand of us, and who must pay the price? Leaving is a searing interrogation of honor and passion. It dissects the hidden cost of the choices we make and the consequences with which we must endeavor to live."
― Geraldine Brooks, author of Horse

Roxana Robinson is the award-winning author of six novels and three short story collections. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic, Harper’s, and other publications. She lives in New York City and Connecticut, spends as much time as she can in Maine, and teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College.
Dani Shapiro is a best-selling novelist and memoirist and host of the podcast Family Secrets (now in its seventh season). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time. She has taught at Columbia and New York University and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Dawson's Fall: A Novel By Roxana Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 8th, 2020

Sparta: A Novel By Roxana Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250050175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - June 3rd, 2014