An Evening With Moriel Rothman-Zecher and BEFORE ALL THE WORLD

Thursday, December 8th 2022

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Come hear Moriel Rothman-Zecher read from and speak about his new novel BEFORE ALL THE WORLD (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2022), which orbits around queerness, 1930s Philadelphia, communism, the Yiddish language and translation, and the often nightmarish sexual and racial politics of America.

Justin Torres wrote:
Before All the World startles and swirls, and makes fresh the experience of language itself. It has it all: a gripping story, an original structure, and a tender, ghostly glow.”

Colm Tóibín wrote:
Before All the World is beautiful and original. It is also strange, arresting, high-risk. Very quickly this novel starts to work on the mind, making itself felt in complex and powerful and visionary ways, led by the rhythm in the language and the urge to make that language new.”

in conversation with:

Living in Philadelphia with his husband, Dom Gerard is the father of two incredible young people. Dom’s autobiographical essay “How Far ‘Out’ Do You Have To Be?” was published in the anthology One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium in 2015. After a career in education, Dom works as a corporate trainer and web content writer while working on his great gay American novel.

Location Details

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room

Location Address

345 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107