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Lauren Groff: The Vaster Wilds

When

Wednesday 22 May from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $20

After smash-hit Fates and Furies, the modern-day marriage story that was Barack Obama’s book of the year in 2015, Lauren Groff’s novels have looked to the past to understand the present.

Her latest historical novel, The Vaster Wilds, is set on the edge of the New World at an unnamed British settlement in the Americas. Fleeing violence, disease and starvation, a servant girl enters the wilderness alone. This spirited survivalist story has been critically acclaimed as “exhilarating” (The Guardian), “visionary” (The Observer) and “timeless” (The Times).

Join Lauren and host Melanie Kembrey as they explore this prophetic novel, which encapsulates the story of America in miniature.

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