Williams Bookstore

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Rachel Cline, author of "The Question Authority," will read and discuss her new novel which will, according to the Washington Post, "reignite your #metoo rage."

A gripping, provocative story about bright young girls in thrall to a charismatic teacher, and his haunting impact on their adult lives. Set in two Brooklyns, that of the 1970s and of 2009, the novel adds depth and nuance to our ongoing conversation about #MeToo revelations
—Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life

"The Question Authority" is an an urgent and moving novel about what happens when childhood best friend confront the damage done by teacher, who molested them both.

Meet Nora Buchbinder—formerly rich and now broke. She would be the last woman in Brooklyn to claim #MeToo, but when a work assignment reunites her with her childhood best friend, Beth, she finds herself in a hall of mirrors.
Was their eighth grade teacher Beth's lover or her rapist? What should justice look like, after so much time has passed? And what can Nora do, now?

In this powerful and emotionally wrenching story, Nora’s memories, and Beth’s, and those of their classmates, their former teacher, and members of his family are revealed. These memories shed light on the the way we manage and absorb unbearable and inappropriate behavior and how it can influence the rest of our lives,
"The Question Authority" tracks Nora’s trajectory from denial to reinvention, self-pity to self righteousness and, finally, insight and action. Readers will recognize the damage that is caused by one broken man from today’s headlines. As Nora begins to understand her own personal #metoo, she faces some difficult revelations about herself and how she has chosen to live her life.

Event Date
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Event time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost / donation


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