LIVE STREAM: Katy Simpson Smith presents The Everlasting

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Spanning two thousand years in and around Rome, Katy Simpson Smith's The Everlasting is a novel of intersecting love stories, lifted by grand gestures and subversive power, faith and mortal love. Smith joins the stories of four characters: an early Christian child martyr, a twelve-year-old girl, ignored, picked on, desperate for a big, loud voice; a gay, medieval monk at work in the putridarium, who buries his queerness beneath his religious devotion; a Medici princess of African descent and dubious legitimacy who wields her identity like a weapon; and a contemporary field biologist, whose research illuminates the beauty and fragility of the natural world and who is conducting an illicit affair. Through it all Satan travels with them, narrating their struggles with, by turns, bitter and biting commentary, offering counsel no one hears.

Katy Simpson Smith was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. Her novel The Everlasting was published in March, 2020. She lives in New Orleans, and currently serves as the Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.


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The Everlasting: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062873644
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - March 24th, 2020