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Translating Girlhood with Karen Van Dyck and Xiaolu Guo

  • Book Culture 536 W 112th St New York, NY (map)

Join Book Culture 112th on Friday, September 27th at 7pm for Translating Girlhood: a Conversation between Karen Van Dyck and Xiaolu Guo to celebrate the publication of Margarita Liberaki's Three Summers

An NYRB Classics Original

Three Summers is the story of three sisters growing up in the countryside near Athens before the Second World War. Living in a big old house surrounded by a beautiful garden are Maria, the oldest sister, as sexually bold as she is eager to settle down and have a family of her own; beautiful but distant Infanta; and dreamy and rebellious Katerina, through whose eyes the story is mostly observed. Over three summers, the girls share and keep secrets, fall in and out of love, try to figure out their parents and other members of the tribe of adults, take note of the weird ways of friends and neighbors, worry about and wonder who they are. Karen Van Dyck’s translation captures all the light and warmth of this modern Greek classic.