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Sloane Crosley: The Clasp

Oct 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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About The Clasp:

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives-Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.

In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom’s bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she’s never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France.

And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story “The Necklace.”

Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley’s inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven’t gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans.

Author Bio:

Sloane Crosley is the author of I Was Told There’d be Cake, which was a finalist for The Thurber Prize, and How Did You Get This Number, both New York Times bestsellers. She is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2011, Up The Down Volcano, and is a frequent contributor to a variety of publications such as The New York Times and GQ. She is included in The Library of America’s 50 Funniest American Writers According to Andy Borowitz. She lives in New York City.


Oct 6, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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