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MWF Digital

Jennifer Egan: The Candy House

MWF Digital 

One of the most electrifying writers of our times, Jennifer Egan returns with a novel as ambitious and kaleidoscopic as her Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad. A sibling story of sorts, The Candy House revisits familiar characters and concerns, hopscotching across time and vantage points, its title a metaphor for the seductive dopamine rush of social media and the Faustian bargain we willingly strike in the attention economy. Don’t miss Egan in conversation with Michael Williams about her ‘fast-paced polyvoiced romp through America in the grip of a sinister tech’ (Margaret Atwood).

Online | Available on demand from 8 September

MWF Digital events are available individually on a pay-what-you-can basis, or purchase a Digital Pass to watch them all. Once purchased, you can watch any time, anywhere before 29 September. 


1 hour


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