Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
In her tour-de-force first novel, Juliann Garey takes us inside the restless mind, ravaged heart, and anguished soul of Greyson Todd--a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter for a decade to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he’s been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years. The novel intricately weaves together three timelines: the story of Greyson’s travels (Rome, Israel, Santiago, Thailand, Uganda); the progressive unraveling of his own father seen through Greyson’s childhood eyes; and the intricacies and estrangements of his marriage. The entire narrative unfolds in the time it takes him to undergo twelve 30-second electroshock treatments in a New York psychiatric ward.
-- from Amazon.com
11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.
This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome.