Literary at The Lounge With Rebecca Makkai
Evening’s Moderator: Lara Prescott, bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept
In the riveting new novel from the author of The Great Believers (a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist), a woman must reckon with her past when new details surface about a tragedy at her elite New Hampshire boarding school.
A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are the subject of intense fascination online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.
But when The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.
One of the most acclaimed contemporary American writers, Rebecca Makkai reinvents herself with each of her brilliant works of fiction. Both a transfixing mystery and a deeply felt examination, I Have Some Questions for You is her finest achievement yet.
Rebecca Makkai is the author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, andThe Borrower, and the story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and received the Carnegie Medal and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors.
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