The Story of a Brief Marriage

Anuk Arudpragasam

Story of a Brief Marriage
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A Magnificent
and Unflinching Debut

Over the course of one day, a young couple explores
intimacy in a place of profound trauma.

Very seldom in a reading life
does a novel alter your sense not only
of literature but of the world.
Garth Greenwell,
author of What Belongs to You
An essential book because it is so awake to—
in fact haunted by—elements of experience
that rarely make it onto the page.
Kevin Brockmeier,
author of The Illumination
Written with courage, precision, and tenderness. Laird Hunt,
author of Neverhome
A work of furious, hypnotic beauty. Dinaw Mengestu,
author of All Our Names

Come meet Anuk Arudpragasam!

Come meet Anuk Arudpragasam!

Thursday, September 15 • 7:30pm

PowerHouse Arena

Brooklyn Book Festival Book End event, in conversation with Pamela Erens
28 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, September 18 • 1:00pm

Brooklyn Book Festival

Panel: “Marriage: In Love, Madness, and War” with Jerry Pinto, Tomas Zmeskal, and moderator Jyothi Naharajan
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201