Local Literary Events

Published on April 10th, 2019 | by TLV News


Emotionally Engaging, Suspenseful New Novel by Nell Freudenberger Will Be Featured on Thacker Mountain Radio April 11

Lost and Wanted is an emotionally engaging, suspenseful new novel from the best-selling author, told in the voice of a renowned physicist: an exploration of female friendship, romantic love, and parenthood—bonds that show their power in surprising ways.

Helen Clapp’s breakthrough work on black holes in five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen is skeptical, even contemptuous, of anything remotely pseudo-scientific. So it’s particularly vexing when, early one morning, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died.

The friend is Charlie Boyce, Helen’s roommate at Harvard, who turned away from a potentially brilliant life in academia for a career in TV writing in Los Angeles, in part because of the unwanted attention she received from a star professor. Charlie and Helen would confide in each other about their children; about their respective careers in boys’ club professions, and, in Charlie’s case, in an industry that pigeonholed her because she was black. But as the years passed, Charlie became more elusive; her calls came less and less often. She became ill. And now she is permanently, tragically gone.

As Helen is drawn back into Charlie’s orbit, and into the feelings she once had for a scientific competitor on the verge of a Nobel Prize-winning discovery, she is forced to question the laws of the universe that always steadied her mind and heart.

Funny, wise, sharply perceptive, taking us from the storied campuses of Cambridge to Hollywood and back, Lost and Wanted is a moving story of friends and lovers, lost and found, at the most defining moments of their lives.

Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novels The Newlyweds and The Dissident, and the story collection Lucky Girls, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, she lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Off Square Books Welcomes Nicole Tisdale Reading and Signing "Right To Petition" Friday, April 12
Mississippi Author Jimmy Cajoleas Signs His New Book for Youth, "The Rambling," at Square Books, Jr. Saturday, April 13

Tags: , , , ,

About the Author

The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑