We bring people, food, and literature together.

 

At “Tables of Contents,” great works of literature are at the center of the feast. This year, Egg Restaurant, Riverhead Books, and Food Book Fair join together to explore four new books from Riverhead, including Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights (translated by Jennifer Croft), Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s Bangkok Wakes to Rain, Leanne Shapton’s Guestbook, and Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

 
 
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LEANNE SHAPTON, GUESTBOOK

One of our most imaginative writers and artists explores the visitations that haunt us in the midst of life, and reinvents the very way we narrate experience.

 
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OLGA TOKARCZUK, FLIGHTS (trans. BY JENNIFER CROFT)

From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration.

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PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD, BANGKOK WAKES TO RAIN

An elegy for what time erases and a love song to all that persists, yearning, into the unknowable future.

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MARLON JAMES, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to expore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.