Wed, Aug 04 | Santa Fe

Joyce Carol Oates, Breathe

Our first event back in the store! We're thrilled to welcome bestselling and prizewinning author, Joyce Carol Oates, in conversation with her award-winning friend and ours, author David Morrell
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Joyce  Carol Oates, Breathe

Date, Time & Location

Aug 04, 6:00 PM MDT
Santa Fe, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

We will be taking COVID precautions, masks will be required for the duration of the program and seating will be spaced accordingly. We will be live Zooming our events for those out of town or who would prefer it. You can register to watch it here.

BREATHE: A NOVEL OF LOVE AND LOSS

Purchase Breathe from Collected Works online here or call the store at (505) 988-4226

Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Cambridge, MA takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are uprooted and husband and wife each embarks upon a nightmare journey.  At thirty-seven, Michaela faces the terrifying prospect of widowhood - and the loss of Gerard, whose identity has greatly shaped her own.

In vividly depicted scenes of escalating suspense, Michaela cares desperately for Gerard in his final days as she comes to realize that her love for her husband, however fierce and selfless, is not enough to save him and that his death is beyond her comprehension.  A love that refuses to be surrendered at death—is this the blessing of a unique married love, or a curse that must be exorcized?

Part intimately detailed love story, part horror story rooted in real life, BREATHE is an exploration of hauntedness rooted in the domesticity of marital love, as well as our determination both to be faithful to the beloved and to survive the trauma of loss.

 About the Author 

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1960, at the age of seventeen, he became a fan of the classic television series, route 66, about two young men in a Corvette convertible traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant combined action with ideas and so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer.  Morrell is a co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization. He is also an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Intelligence Officers. For more information about David, please visit his website. We are proud to carry all of David's novels.