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July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

The Vixen: A Virtual Evening with Francine Prose & Ivy Meeropol


July 7, 2021
7:00 pm

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present


In conversation with Ivy Meeropol


The Vixen: A Novel

(Harper, $25.99)

Wednesday, July 7, 7pm ET | Live on Zoom



We are thrilled to present this event in partnership with our friends at Harvard Book Store and Politics & Prose.

Admission + a copy of The Vixen are available for $25.99 + tax/fee and shipped straight to your door. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a private link to access the event. See below for detailed information on tickets.


About the Book:

The Vixen begins in 1953 and Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm has entered a glittering world of three-martini lunches, exclusive literary parties, and old-money aristocrats in exquisitely tailored suits, a far cry from his loving, middle-class Jewish family in Coney Island.

But Simon’s first assignment—editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a potboiler intended to shore up the firm’s failing finances—makes him question the cost of admission. Because Simon has a secret that, at the height of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings, he cannot reveal: his beloved mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg’s. His parents mourn Ethel’s death.

Simon’s dilemma grows thornier when he meets The Vixen’s author, the startlingly beautiful, reckless, seductive Anya Partridge, ensconced in her opium-scented boudoir in a luxury Hudson River mental asylum. As mysteries deepen, as the confluence of sex, money, politics and power spirals out of Simon’s control, he must face what he’s lost by exchanging the loving safety of his middle-class Jewish parents’ Coney Island apartment for the witty, whiskey-soaked orbit of his charismatic boss, the legendary Warren Landry. Gradually Simon realizes that the people around him are not what they seem, that everyone is keeping secrets, that ordinary events may conceal a diabolical plot—and that these crises may steer him toward a brighter future.

About the Author:

Francine Prose is the author of 21works of fiction including the highly acclaimed Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

About the Moderator:

Prose will be in conversation with Ivy Meeropol, a director and producer of documentaries for film and television like Indian Point and Heir to an Execution. She premiered her HBO documentary Bully, Coward, Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn at the 2019 New York Film Festival. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and is currently in production on a new documentary film for HBO, airing Summer 2022.

Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us approximately 24 hours before the event starts with a unique zoom link for you to join.


Ticket Guidelines:

Tier 1: U.S. GA (Includes book and U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of The Vixen (Harper, $25.99 + tax and fee). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.


Located Overseas?

Tier 2:International GA (Includes Book + Shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of The Vixen (Harper, $25.99 + tax and fee).

**Please Note: This option includes a flat rate international shipping fee of $25 USD for all overseas orders. Due to the pandemic, delivery timelines will vary. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee when you will receive the book, and we thank you for your understanding.


All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.