Scott Carpenter reading & discussion

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:30pm

Join author Scott Dominic Carpenter as he speaks about his new novel, Theory of Remainders, an engrossing story dealing with the French-American encounter. The fictional account American psychiatrist Philip Adler who travels to France for answers about his own traumatic past, Theory of Remainders has been acclaimed for its representation of French culture and history, as well as for the sense of place it conveys in the depictions of Normandy. The plight of Adler as he struggles with language, accent and culture during his search reveals both the barriers and bridges between French and American experiences. The event is a mix of readings, images, lecture, and discussion. The novel will be available for purchase and signing.
Theory of Remainders has been named a Midwest Connections “Pick” by the Midwest Independent Booksellers’ Association, and it’s a nominee for the American Library in Paris Book Award. (Learn more about the book here:
Scott Dominic Carpenter is a professor of French at Carleton College. His fiction has appeared in a broad array of literary journals, and his acclaimed collection of short stories, This Jealous Earth, appeared in 2013. Theory of Remainders is his first novel