TKE proudly presents a virtual conversation with Irish novelist, Colm Toibin, who will discuss his novel The Magician.
This ticketed, virtual event will be on Zoom and you must purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here. Your free ticket includes entrance to the Zoom broadcast with no book included. Your $30 ticket includes entrance to the Zoom broadcast, one paperback book, and shipping and handling. Event books will be shipped after the event. We can only ship within the U.S.
About the book:
The Magician opens in a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, where the boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable. Young Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. He is infatuated with one of the richest, most cultured Jewish families in Munich, and marries the daughter Katia. They have six children. On a holiday in Italy, he longs for a boy he sees on a beach and writes the story Death in Venice. He is the most successful novelist of his time, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, a public man whose private life remains secret. He is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler, whom he underestimates. His oldest daughter and son, leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement, share lovers. He flees Germany for Switzerland, France and, ultimately, America, living first in Princeton and then in Los Angeles.