We welcome former Googler Adrienne Celt back to the Google campus to talk about her first published novel "The Daughters". From Kirkus Reviews: "Drawing inspiration from the myth of the rusalka and spanning four generations, from Poznán to Chicago to the stages of Paris, Arizona, and Ulaanbaatar, Celt’s family saga is as much about the power of storytelling as the fraught relationships between mothers and daughters...A haunting novel with real emotional depth, Celt’s psychologically nuanced debut continues to resonate long after the last page has been turned".
In addition to "The Daughters", Adrienne has published short fiction in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Puerto del Sol, and Blackbird, among other places. Her comics and essays can be found in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Millions, the Tin House Open Bar, and elsewhere.
Lulu can't sing. Since the traumatic birth of her daughter, the internationally renowned soprano hasn't dared utter a note. She's afraid that her body is too fragile and that she may have lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse afflicting all of the mothers in her family.Find out more