Writers Read: Jonathan Galassi reads from School Days: A Novel

Jonathan Galassi reads from School Days: A Novel (Other Press, 2022)

The new novel from the acclaimed poet and publisher asks fundamental questions about love and sex, friendship and rivalry, desire and power, and the age-old dance of benevolence and attraction between teacher and student. English teacher Sam Brandt is tasked with investigating abuse charges brought by a student against a teacher, and the process brings back complicated memories of his own past relationship with a mentor.

“Nostalgia, desire, and the treachery of long-held secrets collide in this absorbing psychological mystery set amid the casual cruelties of privilege and youth.”

—Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and Vigil Harbor

Discussion led by Joseph Luzzi, Bard College.


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