The Solitary Twin
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:30 pm
The Kislak Center is delighted to partner with New Directions Publishing Company on the occasion of launching Harry Mathews' last novel The Solitary Twin. Mathews’ brilliant final work is an engaging mystery that simultaneously considers the art of storytelling. When identical twins arrive at an unnamed fishing port, they become the focus of the residents’ attention and gossip. The stories they tell about the young men uncover a dizzying web of connections, revealing passion, sex, and murder. Fates are surprisingly intertwined, and the result is a moving, often hilarious, novel that questions our assumptions about life and literature.
The Kislak Center is home to the Harry Mathews Papers and this is the first work of Mathew's published by the venerable New York literary publisher. There will be a reading of selections from the novel.
For more about Mathews and the collection visit our online exhibition
Composing: Harry Mathews' Words & Worlds