Lit Week 2014: Mona Simpson on her new novel
April 29, 2014
Award-winning author Mona Simpson introduces her story of an eavesdropping boy who uncovers more than he wants to know. Abetted by his friend, Hector, Miles Adler-Rich spies on his parents, whose marriage is breaking up. Enthralled by Miles’ mother, Irene, they rifle through her drawers, strip-mine her computer diary, and find themselves facing questions about a stranger from Washington, DC, who weaves in and out of their lives. Burdened with powerful and disturbing information, the boys struggle to deal with the existence of evil and its implications in their own lives.