Emily Holleman in conversation with Jaime Green

April 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave.

The Drowning King, the second book in Emily Holleman’s Fall of Egypt series, takes us back to Ancient Egypt, 51 B.C. Sisters Arsinoe and Cleopatra face a devastating choice: to allow Rome's army to siphon power from their ailing father, or to take matters into their own hands--a decision that will determine a kingdom's fate and the course of history.

Emily Holleman, a graduate of Yale University, spent several years as an editor for Salon—a job she left to follow Arsinoe and her quest for the throne of Egypt. Currently based in Brooklyn, she has devoted the past three years to reading and writing about the Ptolemies and is, like Arsinoe, a younger sister. She is the author of Cleopatra's Shadows: A Fall of Egypt Novel.