About the Book
A contemporary Frankenstein that defies expectations, this is a thrilling novel, couched in luminous, captivating prose about a journalist, Cédric Allyn-Weberson, who suffers a horrific accident, paralyzing him from the neck down. An ideal candidate for a body transplant, Cédric survives the surgery but has both physical and existential trouble with his recovery and adaptation: encountering his lover with a new body, discovering the life history of his donor, and attempting to understand the mind-body relationship as he lives it.
About the Author
Hubert Haddad is a French author born in Tunisia—a novelist, an art historian, a playwright, and an essayist. Alyson Waters is an award-winning translator, the managing editor of Yale French Studies, and a senior lecturer in the department of French at Yale University.
About the Moderator
Shuchi Saraswat's writing and photographs are concerned with landscape, place, and the spaces we call home. In the fall of 2016, she traveled to Palestine with an interfaith peace delegation, and she's currently working on a photo essay about her travels. Her other work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ecotone, Quick Fiction, Women's Review of Books, and Juked, and she has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the Gulliver Travel Research Grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation.
About the Boston Book Festival
Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.
About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.
About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien
The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.