A Celebration of The Last Samurai, with Helen DeWitt
August 2, 2016, 7:00 PM
Helen DeWitt’s first novel, The Last Samurai, is a masterpiece of contemporary fiction that’s been out of print for more than a decade. Sybilla is a single mother raising her genius-in-the-making son, Ludo. Teaching a prodigy is hard work, and between lessons on linguistics, Ancient Greek, algebra and film history, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up. In brilliant style, DeWitt explores the lives of two geniuses trying to take care of one another. Co-hosted by New Directions, the saints who have brought this important book back into print.