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Ginny Moon – a Reading
October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The author’s reading of key passages of Ginny Moon, followed by a brief discussion of how the book was written, and a Q&A.
“Ginny Moon is a brilliant debut. In asking us to identify with a developmentally delayed, autistic teenage girl and her peculiar obsession, Ben Ludwig set himself an Olympic degree of difficulty, but he succeeds with the extraordinary Ginny Moon. I was unable to put the book down as I willed her to overcome the obstacles within and around her. Ben Ludwig is a fine observer of human dynamics, and his sometimes dark sense of humor means that the emotional journey, challenging as it is, never becomes wearing. I was mightily impressed–this novel has all the elements for critical and popular success!” -Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project
“Ludwig’s novel recalls Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the singular way it filters domestic tensions through the hyper-alert yet skewed viewpoint of a special-needs child…. He also succeeds in locating a plangent, unpatronizing humor in Ginny’s literalness and deadpan certitude.”-The New York Times Book Review
“Benjamin Ludwig’s Ginny Moon is both honest and raw. Ludwig gives voice to the voiceless.” -Alexi Zentner, author of The Lobster Kings and Touch