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Past Events - Anthony Schneider discusses "Repercussions"

Book signing

We'll engage in deep discussion about Schneider's novel, "Repercussions."

About the Book:

Henry Wegland, a former African National Congress activist now living in New York with his son Glenn and his daughter-in-law, encourages his grandson, Saul, to travel to South Africa and make a documentary about the people involved in the country’s liberation.

Saul begins to unravel the dark secrets of his grandfather’s past and the shocking events that led to his escape from South Africa. When Saul is kidnapped in a rural township his life may be in danger and he sees the dark side of contemporary South Africa. 

 At the same time, Henry, now in his twilight years, must come to terms with Glenn and their strained relationship, making peace with the choices he once made for the two of them.

Spanning past and present, South Africa and New York, the interlocking narratives of Repercussions are a spellbinding portrayal of exile, the meaning of home, and how one man’s attempt to liberate his country changed the lives of his family for generations.

About Anthony Schneider:

ANTHONY SCHNEIDER has been published in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, MidAmerican Review, and Details as well as several literary anthologies. Born in South Africa and educated in the United States, he divides his time between London and New York.

**Copies of "Repercussions" will be available at event.**

Earlier Event: March 30
April, 2016
Later Event: April 27
April / May, 2016