Co-presented with 826 SEATTLE. Making this welcome Elliott Bay return is heralded novelist and editor Vendela Vida. She is here with her remarkable new novel, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (HarperCollins). The story of a young woman who, within twenty-four hours of her father's funeral finds out that everything she'd known in terms of her family - her parents and ancestors - is different than she'd been told. She sets out on a journey inner and outer which, geographically, takes her to the Sami people of Finland. This is a work of real depth and dimension.
"A haunted, moving, gorgeous novel. It glows from within like a building made of snow." - Andrew Sean Greer.
"A luminescent and evocative tale of grief, free of the standard cliches." - Kirkus Reviews.
Vendela Vida is also the author of the novel, And Now You Can Go, and a study of girls' rites of passage, Girls on the Verge; is coeditor
of The Believer magazine, coeditor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers, and is a founding board member and teacher at 826 Valencia. For more information on 826 Seattle, please see 826seattle.org
Official Website: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/events/jan07/vida.jsp
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