Georgia Center for the Book Presents Lauren Nossett – The Resemblance

Georgia Center for the Book Presents Lauren Nossett – The Resemblance

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022 7:00 PM

Location:
Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030

“…a fresh, haunting take on dark academia that brilliantly peels back the layers of genteel southern Greek life to reveal the horrors lurking underneath. A sinister, addictive blend of self-aware police procedural and campus novel, this is the kind of book that slips its fingers around your throat and doesn't let go, complete with a jaw-dropping twist. Nossett is a gutsy, sensational new voice in crime fiction. ―Ashley Winstead, author of “The Last Housewife”

A Cappella Books and Georgia Center for the Book are delighted to welcome Atlanta author Lauren Nossett for a discussion of her captivating debut thriller, “The Resemblance.”

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the venue. 

About the Book

Never betray the brotherhood.

On a chilly November morning at the University of Georgia, a fraternity brother steps off a busy crosswalk and is struck dead by an oncoming car. More than a dozen witnesses all agree on two things: the driver looked identical to the victim, and he was smiling.

Detective Marlitt Kaplan is first on the scene. An Athens native and the daughter of a UGA professor, she knows all its shameful histories, from the skull discovered under the foundations of Baldwin Hall to the hushed-up murder-suicide in Waddel. But in the course of investigating this hit-and-run, she will uncover more chilling secrets as she explores the sprawling, interconnected Greek system that entertains and delights the university’s most elite and connected students. 

The lines between Marlitt’s police work and her own past increasingly blur as Marlitt seeks to bring to justice an institution that took something precious from her many years ago. When threats against her escalate, and some long-buried secrets threaten to come to the surface, she can’t help questioning whether the corruption in Athens has run off campus and into the force and how far these brotherhoods will go to protect their own.

About the Author

Lauren Nossett is a professor of German language and literature. Her scholarly work has appeared in journals and edited volumes. She attended the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop in 2015 and 2017. “The Resemblance” is her first novel. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.