January 27, 2016
Rachel Cantor (Good on Paper) at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
Book Launch: Rachel Cantor presents Good on Paper
In conversation with Hannah Tinti
Wine reception to follow
Greenlight welcomes back Rachel Cantor and Hannah Tinti (who discussed A Highly Unlikely Scenario at the bookstore in 2014) to present Cantor’s highly anticipated second novel Good on Paper. The novel’s hero, Shira Greene, is a permanent temp with a few short stories published in minor literary magazines, a PhD she abandoned halfway, and a happy, if unconventional family life. So when she gets the call from Romei, the winner of last year’s Nobel Prize and the irascible idol of grad students everywhere, and he tells her he wants her to translate his new book, she is happy . . . but stunned. Suddenly, Shira sees a new life beckoning: academic glory, a career as a literary translator, and even love (with a part-time rabbi and owner of the neighborhood indie bookstore). That is, until Romei starts sending her pages of the manuscript and she realizes that something odd is going on: his book may in fact be untranslatable. Tinti, editor of One Story magazine and author of the novel The Good Thief, talks with Cantor tonight about translation, family, and literary ambitions at this launch event, followed by a celebratory wine reception.
Event starts at 7 PM. For more info, click here.