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Temple Reads

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

at the home of Susan & Harris Hochberg

Forest Dark is the fourth novel by the American writer Nicole Krauss. It was published on August 24, 2017 in the United Kingdom and on September 12, 2017 in the United States. The book, which is set in New York City and Israel, is dedicated to Krauss’s father. Its chief characters are lawyer Jules Epstein, who is wealthy, divorced and retired, and Nicole, an internationally acclaimed novelist and mother of two sons who is in a failing marriage.

Jules Epstein, a wealthy retiree, goes missing in Tel Aviv to the distress of his three children. Prior to his disappearance triggered perhaps by the death of his parents, and his divorce from his wife, Epstein had been in the process of giving away both his money and his earthly possessions.

Meanwhile, in New York City, novelist Nicole is living a crisis herself as she is aware that her marriage is failing but cannot find it within herself to work on saving it. After hearing a program on the radio in which a physicist explains the concept of the multiverse Nicole begins to wonder if all life is not dreamed up from one location, believing that her location could be the Hilton Tel Aviv where she and her family have visited frequently. After her father’s cousin tells her of a man who died there, Nicole abruptly makes the decision to go the hotel herself as research for a new novel. (Wikipedia)


December 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm