At Literary Affairs we believe that as curators for book clubs it is for us to expose our readers to books they may not choose on their own. Whether it is an exciting debut writer, an older novel one may have missed or a genre out of ones comfort zone it is our goal to broaden our clients’ reading experiences.
Marisa Silver has been a consistent book club favorite starting with The God of War. Her novel Mary Coin was so popular it was selected as a finalist for The Medici Book Club Prize. Her latest novel Little Nothing does not disappoint and is completely different than anything she has written before. Silver’s new book has been described as, “Part allegory about the shifting nature of being, part subversive fairy tale of love in all its uncanny guises…”
Literary Affairs welcomes New York Times Best-Selling Author Marisa Silver for an exclusive Books & Breakfast event at the Hotel Bel Air on Tuesday, February 21. Please join us for a book club style conversation with Marisa Silver about her beautifully written and thought provoking tale, Little Nothing.
The morning will include a continental breakfast, Q&A and book signing.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Hotel Bel Air
ABOUT THE BOOK
A stunning, provocative new novel from New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver, Little Nothing is the story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her.
In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in part by gypsy tonics and archaic prescriptions, stuns her parents and brings outrage and scorn from her community. Pavla has been born a dwarf, beautiful in face, but as the years pass, she grows no farther than the edge of her crib. When her parents turn to the treatments of a local charlatan, his terrifying cure opens the floodgates of persecution for Pavla. Little Nothing unfolds across a lifetime of unimaginable, magical transformation in and out of human form, as an outcast girl becomes a hunted woman whose ultimate survival depends on the most startling transfiguration of them all. Woven throughout is the journey of Danilo, the young man entranced by Pavla, obsessed only with protecting 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. With a cast of remarkable characters, a wholly original story, and extraordinary, page-turning prose, Marisa Silver delivers a novel of sheer electricity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marisa Silver is the author of the novel Mary Coin, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Southern California Independent Bookseller’s Award. She is also the author of The God of War (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist); 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 won the O. Henry Award and been included in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and other anthologies. She lives in Los Angeles.