From a press release, issued by Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore:
Literati Bookstore presents Jonathan Safran Foer
In Conversation with Douglas Trevor
November 4th, 2016, 7pm. Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI
Literati is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Safran Foer to Rackham Auditorium on the campus of The University of Michigan, in celebration of his most recent novel, Here I Am. Following a reading will be an in-conversation segment with Douglas Trevor, director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at The University of Michigan.
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.
Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
There are two ticket options: a $12 dollar general admission ticket, and a $32 dollar general admission and hardcover book bundle, available via Brown Paper Tickets (link above). Though both ticketing options provide general admission seating, book-bundle ticket holders will have first access to the signing line following the reading and conversation. Additional copies of Here I Am, as well as Jonathan Safran Foer’s other titles, will be available to purchase in the lobby. General admission ticket holders may also have books signed, and are asked to join the signing line after book-bundle ticket holders. Those wishing to have more than three previous Foer titles signed are asked to wait until the end of the signing. Books may be personalized.