Trinity University Press

Maverick Book Club - Duchess of Angus

May 13, 2020, 7:00 pm - May 16, 2020, 8:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT

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The Maverick Book Club celebrates all things Texas. This monthly series of virtual discussions and in-person events features intriguing authors discussing the books that are shaping the narrative landscape of the state. First up is THE DUCHESS OF ANGUS by Margaret Brown Kilik.

Written in the 1950s and discovered by family members years after her death, Kilik’s shocking coming-of-age novel of the emotional and sexual brutality of young women’s lives in wartime San Antonio deserves a place on the shelf alongside classic novels like Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding. THE DUCHESS OF ANGUS reworks Kilik’s unusual personal history into a riveting portrait of a young woman navigating a conflicted and rapidly changing world, one in which sex promises both freedom from convention and violent subjection to men’s will.

Join us for a frank discussion with the Columbia University professor (and Kilik's granddaughter who discovered the manuscript), Jenny Davison, and San Antonio historian and environmental professor at Pomona College, Char Miller.

Live, free, and open to everyone.

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PURCHASE THE BOOK at duchessofangus.com.