Betsy and Tom Franco

Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.


When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford's Rodin Sculpture Garden, he burns his finger on the bronze. By the time he returns to the garden that night, an eighteen-year-old girl has emerged from the statue, naked and disoriented. So begins Betsy Franco's extraordinary and imaginative novel, Naked.

Rich, inventive, and told with a compelling mix of grace and wry humor, Naked is a bold debut that explores love, loss, and the power of art, and brings to mind the magical realism found in The Time Traveler's Wife and Midnight in Paris.

Betsy will be in conversation with her son, Tom, who illustrated the cover and interior drawings.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
Naked Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440566349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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