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Francine Prose The Vixen

When: August 23, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Miami, FL 33176
Organizer: Marcy Levitt
Contact: Marcy Levitt at mlevitt@alperjcc.org ((305) 607-7585)
Cost: $6
Summary: Master storyteller Prose portrays an intricate plot that hinges on lies and betrayal, both personal and political during the McCarthy era. http://alperjcc.org/artsculture/book-festival
2021-08-23 20:00:00 2021-08-23 21:00:00 America/New_York Francine Prose The Vixen Master storyteller Prose portrays an intricate plot that hinges on lies and betrayal, both personal and political during the McCarthy era. http://alperjcc.org/artsculture/book-festival (http://jewishmiami.org/events/francine_prose_the_vixen) Miami,FL Marcy Levitt mlevitt@alperjcc.org

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Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Francine Prose returns with a dazzling new novel set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg—an assignment that will reveal the true cost of entering that seductive, dangerous new world.

It’s 1953, and Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm, has entered a glittering world of three-martini lunches, exclusive literary parties, and old-money aristocrats in exquisitely tailored suits, a far cry from his loving, middle-class Jewish family in Coney Island.

But Simon’s first assignment—editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a potboiler intended to shore up the firm’s failing finances—makes him question the cost of admission. Because Simon has a secret that, at the height of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings, he cannot reveal: his beloved mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg’s. His parents mourn Ethel’s death.

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  • 2021-08-23 20:00:00 2021-08-23 21:00:00 America/New_York Francine Prose The Vixen Master storyteller Prose portrays an intricate plot that hinges on lies and betrayal, both personal and political during the McCarthy era. http://alperjcc.org/artsculture/book-festival (http://jewishmiami.org/events/francine_prose_the_vixen) Miami, FL 33176 Marcy Levitt mlevitt@alperjcc.org
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