In conversation with Dallas Theater Center's Kevin Moriarty
Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon delivers Moonglow, a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, Chabon spent time with his terminally ill grandfather, who shared recollections and stories the younger man had never heard. These dreamlike revelations form the basis for a riveting story that unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” This is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, and, above all, of the destructive impact—and creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is also a portrait of the love between the narrator’s grandfather and grandmother.
Moonglow has been named Wall Street Journal’s Best Novel of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and an NPR Best Book of the Year. Dallas Theater Center Artistic
Director Kevin Moriarty, a longtime fan of Chabon’s writing, will moderate the conversation;
DTC actors will read brief excerpts from Moonglow, bringing Chabon’s words to life on stage.
"Chabon is one of contemporary literature’s most gifted prose stylists. . . .[H]e writes with both lovely lyricism and highly caffeinated fervor.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times