Thalia Field Book Launch With Beryl Clark And Gabrielle Bates

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Thalia Field’s latest is "nothing less than a history—gorgeously fictional, purposefully essayistic—of how we got where we are."
—John D’Agata

"A beautiful and thought-provoking collage of a tale of rescued history and a sobering tribute to some of its victims."
—Karen Joy Fowler

Join author and Brown professor Thalia Field for the launch of her forthcoming novel, Experimental Animals: A Reality Fiction (Solid Objects). Made at Hugo House fellows Beryl Clark and Gabrielle Bates will also read from Field's multi-voiced work as well as their own original work.

A story of exploration of what realism and experimentalism means now, Experimental Animals is partly the story of Claude Bernard, a 19th-century French physiologist and vivisectionist who introduced the scientific method to medicine, and partly the story of his disastrous marriage to Fanny Martin, an animal rights activist avant la lettre.

Field accomplishes several remarkable things with her new book as she blends a massive feat of research—20 years and hundreds of thousands of pages!—and translation with the study of the history of lab science and animal rights.

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