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Kate Christensen: The Last Cruise

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Wed July 18, 7 pm


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Recommended by Sean Nelson

A brilliant writer, Kate Christensen is equally adept at writing fiction (à la The Great Man, winner of the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction) and food memoir (How to Cook a Moose, Blue Plate Special). She returns with the story of the Queen Isabella, a 1950s luxury ocean liner on its final voyage. The Last Cruise is told from the point of view of three characters on board the ship: journalist-turned-farmer Christine Thorne, who’s primed and ready to soak up the decadence of mid-20th-century living; Hungarian executive sous chef Mick Szabo, a witness to escalating tensions among the crew; and Miriam Koslow, an aging Israeli violinist who discovers the corners cut by the cruise-ship company. According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Christensen has crafted a Ship of Fools for an era of environmental concerns and social unrest.”

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Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed July 18, 7 pm