R. O. Kwon with C Pam Zhang - The Incendiaries (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with C Pam Zhang

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.

Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he's worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.

R. O. Kwon is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing is published or forthcoming in the New York Times, New York, The Guardian, Vice, Buzzfeed, Time, Noon, Electric Literature, Playboy, and elsewhere. Born in South Korea, she has lived most of her life in the United States.

Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang is the recipient of support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, and elsewhere. Her work lives in publications such as Kenyon Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and McSweeney's Quarterly; she herself has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still pondering home.

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Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine