Poet Anne Carson to bring the follow-up to her bestseller to Nicola's
Sexually abused by his older brother, his affectionate mother too weak-willed to protect him, the monstrous young boy finds solace in photography and in a romance with a young man named Herakles. Herakles leaves his young lover at the peak of Geryon's infatuation; when Geryon comes across Herakles several years later on a trip to Argentina, Herakles' new lover Ancash forms the third point of a love triangle.
Carson brings Geryon, now called "G," into manhood and the modern age. He and his lover, a war veteran, and Ida, an artist, cross lands of glacial ice to idyllic green pastures. Some that contain a psychiatric clinic to the house where G's mother must face her death.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013. 7 p.m. Free. Nicola's Books is in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-0600.