Sandi Tan with Kea Wilson - Lurkers

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

Monday, April 12, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page

Left Bank Books welcomes film director and novelist
Sandi Tan,
who will discuss her new book, 
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on April 12.
Tan will be in conversation with St. Louis author
Kea Wilson.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!


About Lurkers

From author and filmmaker Sandi Tan, director of the acclaimed documentary Shirkers, comes a novel about a neighborhood of immigrants, seekers, lovers, and lurkers.

The residents of Santa Claus Lane do their best to stay out of each other’s way, but desire, fury and mischief too often propel these suburban neighbors to collide. Precocious Korean American sisters Mira and Rosemary find their world rocked by a suicide, and they must fight to keep their home; a charismatic and creepy drama teacher grooms his students; a sardonic gay horror novelist finds that aging is more terrifying than any monster; and a white hippie mom and her adopted Vietnamese daughter realize that their anger binds them rather than pushes them apart. Lurkers is an homage to the rangy beauty of Los Angeles and the surprising power that we have to change the lives of those around us.

“How is Lurkers simultaneously hilarious and horrifying? I’ll tell you how: PURE GENIUS. Sandi Tan populates Santa Claus Lane, her leafy corner of suburban LA, with such viscerally original characters that I found myself laughing at their outrageousness while nodding at their familiar humanity. Every page of this wildly original book is a surprise and a delight.” —Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians

Lurkers is a heartbreaking delight. The intricately woven stories and characters here are funny and horrifying, weird and wise. I tore through this novel—Tan is a visionary with an imagination I would follow anywhere.” —Kate Elizabeth Russell, author of My Dark Vanessa

About the Speakers

Sandi Tan was born in Singapore and has an MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University. She directed the 2018 Netflix film Shirkers, which won a Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, was named Best Documentary of 2018 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary. The Black Isle was her debut novel. She will be directing her film adaptation of Elif Batuman’s novel The Idiot. She lives in Los Angeles.

Kea Wilson received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she lives and works. We Eat Our Own is her first novel.

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.


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ISBN: 9781641292559
Published: Soho Press - March 30th, 2021


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