The extraordinary writer and illustrator Edward Carey will present his new novel Little., a wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.
RECENT PRAISE FOR LITTLE:
“Little is an amazing achievement. Devote yourself to its first few pages and you will be sentenced to finishing it. I was thrilled not just by the story and the human grotesquerie of it, but by the narrative gallop and the prose, so often quietly startling in the application of a solitary mot juste. A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human capacity and ingenuity that I am stymied for comparison. Dickens and David Lynch? Defoe meets Margaret Atwood? Judge for yourself.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
“Don’t miss this eccentric charmer! Little, by Edward Carey, narrated by Madame Tussaud of waxworks fame, [on] her strange life and times, including the almost fatal French Revolution, a prime season for heads.” —Margaret Atwood (on Twitter), author of The Handmaid’s Tale
“Little is that rare thing – a unique novel with a unique and fully-realized voice, rich in deadpan wit and surgically precise observation. By turns tragic, bizarre and deeply moving, Little introduces readers to a heroine like no other and a book that will truly last. It is an absolute delight.” —A.L. Kennedy, author of Original Bliss
Friday, November 2 at 6:00 pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA