New York Times Bestselling author of Mary Coin, Marisa Silver will read from her new novel, Little Nothing. This stunning, provocative new novel is the story of a girl in an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her. Part allegory about the shifting nature of being, part subversive fairy tale of love in all its uncanny guises, Little Nothing spans the beginning of a new century, the disintegration of ancient superstitions, and the adoption of industry and invention. “Little Nothing is a magnificent, inventive, unexpected story that seamlessly blends fable and folklore into the lives of characters who remain heart-wrenchingly real. ”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Marisa Silver is the author of The God of War, No Direction Home; and two story collections, Alone with You and Babe in Paradise (a New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year). Silver’s fiction has been included in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in Los Angeles.