POSTPONED: Zoe Fishman - Invisible as Air (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Bestselling author Zoe Fishman has returned with a new novel guaranteed to haunt readers long after they read its final line. Invisible as Air draws attention to the burdens of identities ascribed to women as wives and mothers, and delves into the danger of how one woman tries to ease the pain of those identities but instead gains a new one: hydrocodone addict.

Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie works full time, but is also Paul’s wife and Teddy’s mother. She does grocery shopping, laundry, scheduling, schlepping and PTA-ing, all while planning Teddy’s Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending to Paul.

Three years after suffering a stillbirth Sylvie still grieves, Paul is stuck on the sofa with a broken ankle, Teddy is demanding more and more, and Sylvie is tired. On the anniversary of her daughter’s death, Sylvie takes one—just one—of her husband’s hydrocodone pills. While Paul didn’t want them because they made him too “out of it,” Sylvie finds that’s just what she needs. She feels kinder, more patient and relaxed. She tells herself the pills are temporary. Just a gift. And when the supply runs out, she’ll go back to her regularly scheduled programming. Instead, days turn into weeks and Sylvie slips into a nightmare. Although Paul and Teddy don’t notice at first, Sylvie’s desperate choices soon reveal her desperate state. As Teddy’s Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the voids within themselves, both alone and together.

Zoe Fishman is the bestselling author of Inheriting EdithDriving LessonsSaving Ruth and Balancing Acts. She’s the recipient of myriad awards, including a NY Post Pick. She’s been profiled in Publisher’s Weekly and The Huffington Post among others. Her writing has been published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution as part of their moving “Personal Journey” series. Zoe worked in the New York publishing industry for thirteen years. She was recently the Visiting Writer at SCAD Atlanta and currently teaches at Emory Continuing Education and The Decatur Writers Studio, at which she is also the Executive Director. She lives in Decatur with her family.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Invisible as Air: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062838230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 24th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award!

One of Booklist's Top 10 Books of the Year!

A provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith, one that will haunt you long after the final page is turned…