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Please note: This event was originally slated for Feb 8th, but was cancelled due to winter weather. This is the newly rescheduled date!

About Wise Men:

Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod.

It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers.

Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity?

A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today.

Performer Bio(s): 

Jason Diamond is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He is the funder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the deputy editor of Flavorpill New York, and his work has been published by The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, and many other places.

Founded in 2009, Volume 1 Brooklyn is a multimedia project hell-bent on bridging any and all gaps between various forms of high, middle and low culture.

Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. He is the author of the story collection The Book of Life.

Stuart Nadler
Wise Men: A Novel
Wed Mar 6, 7:00PM
Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Stuart Nadler
Jason Diamond
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