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November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a Digital Meet the Author event on Zoom with Debra Jo Immergut. Immergut is the author of You Again: A Novel.
Meet Abigail Willard, a forty-something working mother who is haunted—literally—by her younger self. A taut, twisting work of literary suspense, You Again audaciously unboxes the memories, mistakes, ambitions and obsessions of a woman struggling to balance it all. A series of uncanny encounters with this strange younger double upend Abby’s workaday life–and send her hurtling toward a crossroads where an old secret lies buried like an undetonated bomb.
Meeting ID: 898 0409 1695
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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Selected as “A Novel to Read This Summer” by Good Morning America
“Debra Jo Immergut’s stunning YOU AGAIN feels eerily relevant, perfect for this time of deep uncertainty and rapidly shifting news. It is dreamlike and immersive, like falling into someone else’s alternative reality.” — New York Times Book Review, reviewer Sarah Lyall
About Debra Jo Immergut (author)
Debra Jo Immergut is the author of You Again, published by Ecco/HarperCollins in July 2020, and The Captives, a 2019 Edgar Award finalist for Best Debut Novel by an American Author, published in the US by Ecco and in over a dozen other countries. She has also published a collection of short fiction, Private Property (Random House). Her essays and stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Narrative, and The New York Times, among others. A recipient of Michener and MacDowell fellowships, she has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in western Massachusetts.
About You Again
Abigail Willard first spots her from the back of a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age twenty-two—right down to the silver platforms and raspberry coat she wore as a young artist with a taste for wildness. But the real Abby is now forty-six and married, with a corporate job and two kids. As the girl vanishes into a rainy night, Abby is left shaken. Was this merely a hallucinatory side effect of working-mom stress? A message of sorts, sent to remind her of passions and dreams tossed aside? Or something more dangerous?
As weeks go by, Abby continues to spot her double around her old New York haunts—and soon, despite her better instincts, Abby finds herself tailing her look-alike. She is dogged by a nagging suspicion that there is a deeper mystery to figure out, one rooted far in her past. All the while, Abby’s life starts to slip from her control: her marriage hits major turbulence, her teenage son drifts into a radical movement that portends a dark coming era. When her elusive double presents her with a dangerous proposition, Abby must decide how much she values the life she’s built, and how deeply she knows herself.