Writing the Moon in Sugar

Gint Aras (Morton College)

This presentation will focus on artistic decisions made while composing the satirical novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar. The novel’s depiction of contemporary Vilnius, particularly the city’s youth and drug culture, caused a stir, as did the author’s decision to place an undereducated American naïf as the point-of-view from which Lithuania is represented. The author will address the impulses and concerns, political and aesthetic, that arose during his completion of the book.

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