Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

Samuel Shem discusses his novel At the Heart of the Universe

November14 at SoHo Playhouse in New York, NY

The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem’s At the Heart of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of Mao’s one-child population control policies. Inspired by the author’s experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and her birth mother high on a mountaintop.
November14, 7.00pm

Soho Playhouse, 14 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013 United States