Replay Event: Life Sciences with Joy Sorman & Catherine Lacey

“Fall in love with the stories you’re told, and they will be that much harder to change,” Catherine Lacey writes in her introduction to Life Sciences, the brilliant English debut from acclaimed French novelist Joy Sorman.

An inventive coming-of-age novel, Life Sciences  boldly investigates the female condition, bodily autonomy, and the failings of modern medicine as Ninon Moise, a young woman, confronts a centuries-old matrilineal curse.

On October 17, we were joined by Joy Sorman and Catherine Lacey for a virtual conversation as they discussed protagonist Ninon Moise’s adventures, the limited–and limiting–stories about women available in our literary canon, and writing fiction as a way to break out of these patterns.

You can purchase a copy of Life Sciences  here.



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