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Meg Wolitzer 

When: Fri., March 28, 7:30 p.m. 2014

Meg Wolitzer's ninth novel, The Interestings, earned stellar reviews upon its publication last year, drawing comparisons to big, sweeping tomes by the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides. The Interestings tells of the intertwining lives and friendships of six privileged teens that meet at an arts camp in 1974. Their stories are witnessed by Jules, who's there on scholarship and worships them. But the ensuing decades show that excelling is an elusive thing, and Jules' own success proves harder to attain than she had imagined. The book's acclaim centers on its satirical but human characters, whose self-absorption and entitlement—presaging the Millennial Generation epitomized by Lena Dunham—stem from sympathetic desires for productive lives. Wolitzer reads in Raleigh to mark the paperback release. —Zack Smith

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