Writers’ Workshop Faculty Member, Margot Livesey, will read from her new novel, Mercury. This taut emotional thriller is the story of a married couple devoted to each other and their children until their lives are changed by a gorgeous young thoroughbred with a murky past.
“Mercury demonstrates Tolstoy’s dictum: all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way. The Stevensons find themselves upended by a horse — a magnificent horse that sets off a chain of deceit and crime. This powerful novel reveals the fragility of life when tested by the shock of genuine passion.”—Ben Fountain
Margot Livesey is the NYT bestselling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework. She is the recipient of grants from both the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and Iowa City, where she teaches fiction writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.