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PEN West: An Evening With Gayle Greene

PEN American Center West is thrilled to feature Gayle Greene, Professor Emerita at Scripps College, in a reading of her latest memoir, Missing Persons, followed by a discussion with the author.

Dr. Greene’s other works include Changing the Story: Feminist Fiction and The Tradition (University of Indiana Press); The Poetics of Change: The Fiction of Doris Lessing (University of Michigan Press); The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation (University of Michigan Press); and Insomniac (University of California Press), which was short listed for the Gregory Bateson Prize in Cultural Anthropology.

Published this fall by the University of Nevada Press, Missing Persons is a memoir structured as an account of her mother’s and her aunt’s final days and the following year, a year in which she reconstructs her life. It is a powerful story about family, what it means to have one, to lose one, never to have made one, and what, if anything, might take its place. It’s the story of a vexed mother–daughter relationship that mellows with age.

Please RSVP to Acting Director of PEN West Wendy Martin to receive event details: [email protected]

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