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Carleton Professor Scott Carpenter to Read at the Northfield Public Library
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:55pm
Scott Carpenter, a professor at Carleton will speak and read from his novel, The Theory of Remainders, at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. Scott teaches French literature, literary theory, and cross-cultural studies at Carleton. He is a specialist of nineteenth-century literature in addition to writing fiction.
Theory of Remainers is set in both Boston and France. The main character, Philip Adler, a psychiatrist, receives an emergency phone call during a frustrating session with a teenage girl, and hears that his former mother-in-law has died. He makes the difficult decision to go to France for the funeral, where he must face his former wife and the memories of their murdered daughter. An intriguing series of events follows his landing in Paris, and readers will be unable to put the novel down. The author reading is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Joan at 645-1802.