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Lorenzo Reading to feature author Sarah Faber-SJ

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Posted on Oct 10, 2018

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Sarah Faber will read from her first novel, All Is Beauty Now on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.

Set against the seductive world of 1960???s Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we'll go to save ourselves and those we love.

Brazil, 1962, a young woman walks into the waters off a crowded beach and vanishes. A year later, her family - the once-golden family of their privileged little community - prepares to leave behind the seeming paradise of Brazil in the wake of their eldest daughter's presumed drowning. As they attend a series of goodbye parties and count down the days to their departure, we are taken into the heart of a family whose many charms belie more troubling truths.

There is the family's charismatic father, whose emotional extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who made a mistake that has shattering consequences for the family she meant to protect; and their two remaining daughters, both on the precipice of joining the adult world with all its secrets and lies. Then there is the lost daughter herself, a woman undone by her attempts to grasp at happiness.

With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully written novel reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past.

All Is Beauty Now is the Winner of the 2018 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award - Fiction.

Sarah Faber received an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in "Matrix and Brick."

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, and its private reading sponsors.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Article Contact Information

Contact: Andrea Kikuchi

Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca