A Night In with
Join author and translator Jennifer Croft to celebrate the UK publication of her new book, Homesick.
Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in Oklahoma where they are home-schooled for an unexpected reason: Zoe suffers from debilitating and mysterious seizures, spending her childhood in hospitals as she undergoes surgeries. Meanwhile, Amy flourishes intellectually, showing an innate ability to glean a world beyond the troubles in her home life, exploring that world through languages first. Amy's first love appears in the form of her Russian tutor Sasha, but when she enters university at the age of 15 her life changes drastically and with tragic results.
In conversation with Bidisha Mamata for this event, Jennifer will delve into the process of falling in love with language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood.
‘Beautiful, haunting and unique.’ – Chloe Aridjis
‘Croft moves quickly between powerful scenes that made me think about my own sisters. I love how the language displays a child's consciousness. A haunting accomplishment.’ – Kali Farjado-Anstine