National Book Award winner Colum McCann’s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon, is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives. Their worlds shift irreparably after their young daughters are killed—Abir by a rubber bullet and Smadar the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.
In conversation with Rabbi David Stern
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Recording available through January 26.