When: Sat., Dec. 31, 7-8 p.m. 2016
Character Gordon Ashberry has found his way into three of writer Xu Xi’s novels. Now he’s at the center of the Hong Kong native’s 2016 work of fiction That Man in Our Lives. When Gordon, who has a penchant for all things Chinese, goes missing, a colorful cast of characters aims to track him down. The result is a story that Publishers Weekly writes “demonstrates the far-reaching effects of politics and culture on the smallest, most personal aspects of our lives.” The novelist and essayist shares her gift for words at a public reading as part of Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in Writing winter residency.