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Join the Lorenzo Reading Series as Sarah Faber reads from her debut novel All Is Beauty Nowon

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John at 7:00PM.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.  Coffee, tea and sweets will be served.

ABOUT THE NOVEL

Set against the seductive world of 1960’s Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we’ll go to save ourselves and those we love.  In Brazil, 1962, a young woman walks into the waters off a crowded beach and vanishes. A year later, her family – the once-golden family of their privileged little community – prepares to leave behind the seeming paradise of Brazil in the wake of their eldest daughter’s presumed drowning. As they attend a series of goodbye parties and count down the days to their departure, we are taken into the heart of a family whose many charms belie more troubling truths.

There is the family’s charismatic father, whose emotional extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who made a mistake that has shattering consequences for the family she meant to protect; and their two remaining daughters, both on the precipice of joining the adult world with all its secrets and lies. Then there is the lost daughter herself, a woman undone by her attempts to grasp at happiness.

With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio’s fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully written novel reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past.

All Is Beauty Now is the Winner of the 2018 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Fiction.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Faber received an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in Matrix and Brick.

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of the League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, Canada Council for the Arts and its private reading sponsors.  For more information contact Andrea Kikuchi at (506) 648-5782 or email lorenzo@unb.ca

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