Pedram Navab, in conversation with David Rocklin, discusses The Claw of the Magnolia

image of banner with details for event on August 25th at 7pmAgainst the haunted, Gothic landscape of New England, an elusive manuscript of a renowned Muslim professor, who died under mysterious circumstances, is stolen from a university library’s special collections.  The manuscript reveals an irreconcilable metaphysical phenomenon that the professor experienced shortly before her death.  Twenty-six years later, this document connects the fates of other individuals, including a homeless drifter, an emergency room resident physician, an aspiring runway model, and a man who is intent on exculpating himself from a heinous crime.  A depiction of the ways in which our past problematizes and blurs the manner in which we see, or desire to see, things, The Claw of the Magnolia examines the ways in which we justify desire, trauma, suffering, and killing in order to absolve our troubled ghosts and secrets while continuing to live.


Event date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Event Type: 
The Claw of the Magnolia By Pedram Navab Cover Image
ISBN: 9781956005547
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Spuyten Duyvil - July 11th, 2022