Join Texas Book Festival for a special evening with Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven.
This event is invitation-only and will be limited to fifteen guests. The gathering will take place over Zoom on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. CST in the comfort of your own home. Closer to the event, a Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.
Tickets for this special event are $250.00 each, and can be purchased by clicking the “Register” button below. The price of the ticket includes a copy of The Glass Hotel, as well as other surprise treats! All proceeds support the Texas Book Festival.
About The Glass Hotel:
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan’s wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.
In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.
About Emily St. John Mandel:
Emily St. John Mandel’s four previous novels include Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award and has been translated into thirty-two languages. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.