Philadelphia Free Library – January 17

Shalom Auslander & Ben Marcus

17 January, 7:30pm

“With his middle finger pointed at the heavens and a hand held over his heart, Shalom Auslander gives us Foreskin’s Lament,” wrote Benjamin Anastas in the New York Times Book Review about Auslander’s memoir of growing up in a troubled Orthodox Jewish family and deciding whether or not to circumcise his son. Auslander’s stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker and Esquire and on This American Life. He is also the author of the story collection Beware of God, nominated for the prestigious Koret Foundation’s Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award. His first novel, Hope: A Tragedy is a mordant portrait of the burdens of history in rural New York, where a lunatic is burning down farmhouses, and the past—hiding in an attic—haunts the present.

Where: Central Library
Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103

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