CFA: Christian Jungersen & Megan Abbott
Tuesday October 14, 2014
|Photo Credit: Iben Mondrup (Jungersen) and Drew Reilly (Abbott)|
Christian Jungersen and Megan Abbott read from and discussed their latest books, You Disappear (Jungersen) and The Fever (Abbott).
About You Disappear
Mia’s happy marriage is shattered when a brain tumor begins to change her husband’s personality beyond recognition. As Frederik becomes ever more a stranger before her eyes, the revelation that he has used his position as headmaster to mbezzle millions from his school's treasury turns Mia's private crisis into one that involves the community. But this disgraceful crime could become Mia’s salvation: working with a defense lawyer to build Frederik's case, they wrestle with the latest brain research, the question of free will—and their growing attraction to each other.
Christian Jungersen's first novel Thickets won the Best First Novel award in Denmark in 1999 and also became a bestseller; The Exception is his second novel, his first to be translated into English. He has recently taken up residence in Dublin, Ireland but returns frequently to Copenhagen.
About The Fever
The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.
As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.
A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, The Fever affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation."*
Megan Abbott is the Edgar award-winning author of the novels The End of Everything, Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die A Little, Bury Me Deep, and her latest, Dare Me. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian and Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year.