Sparta: A Novel
Conrad Farrell is a young Marine, returning home from Iraq to learn that something has changed in the landscape of home. He joined the Marines because of his idealism, served with pride in Iraq, and returned physically unharmed. But he returns to find it impossible to re-engage with his life. He can’t imagine his future, can’t recover his past, and can’t bring himself to inhabit his present.
In Sparta, her fifth novel, Roxana Robinson continues to explore the moral consequences of our lives on a national, political, and personal level.
Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels: Sparta, Cost, Sweetwater, This is My Daughter, and Summer Light; three short story collections: A Perfect Stranger, Asking for Love, and A Glimpse of Scarlet; and the biography Georgia O’Keefe: A Life. Four of her books were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harpers, Daedalus, One-Story, The American Scholar, and Best American Stories. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Vogue, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Book Sales: Roxana Robinson will sign copies of her book following the lecture, books will be provided for sale by Zimmara. If you wish to reserve or purchase a book or books in advance, please visit Zimmara or call 617-651-1627.