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Michael Lowenthal in conversation with Stephen McCauley
April 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Boswell presents an evening with writer Michael Lowenthal (Fiction, MFA Writing Faculty), author of Avoidance, The Paternity Test, and now Sex with Strangers: Stories. For this event, Lowenthal will be in conversation with Stephen McCauley, author of My Ex-Life.
Recognizing that any partner is unknowable on some level, Michael Lowenthal writes about how intimacy can make strangers of us all. A newly ordained priest struggles with guilt and longing when he runs into his ex-girlfriend. A woman weighs the cost of protecting her daughter from a man they both adore. A young man tries to salvage a long-distance relationship while caring for his mentor, an erotic writer dying of AIDS.
In edgy, disquieting stories, Lowenthal traces the paths that attraction and erotic encounters take, baffling and rueful as often as electrifying. This fraught and funny volume forces us to grapple with our own subconscious desires and question how well we can ever really know ourselves.
Purchase your copy of Sex with Strangers at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780299332648