Booker Prize-winning author John Banville reads from his new novel, The Infinities, on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. A book signing follows.
A live webcast is also available.
In Banville's novel, Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his 19-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their stepmother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals—among them Zeus, who has his eye on young Adam's wife; Pan, who has taken the doughy form of an old unwelcome acquaintance; and Hermes, the genial and omniscient narrator: "We too are petty and vindictive," he tells us, "just like you, when we are put to it."
Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first person, with doors opening 30 minutes in advance.