This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
Nicole Haroutunian will discuss her, Speed Dreaming, with Lucy Corin.
Praise for Speed Dreaming:
“Haroutunian’s breezy prose, and her characters’ humor and relatability—even when dealing with a recently-paralyzed boyfriend, a rocky new marriage, or a father’s recent death—makes reading this captivating collection a true joy.” — Bustle, Best Books of March
“These passionate stories of women and their half disasters, half-rotten men, and fully open hearts are written so nimbly and with such energy and momentum and compassion that I found myself carrying the book from room to room, brushing my teeth and feeding the dog while reading, unwilling to put them down.” — Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
“Haroutunian is smart about contemporary relationships, and her collection will certainly resonate with the Modern Love crowd. Her protagonists, all women, admit to melodrama, but they go one step further than the characters in Girls in that they question what’s behind their woe-is-me antics." — The Paris Review Daily, Staff Pick
About Speed Dreaming:
From a captivating new author come twelve piercing stories in which young women negotiate friendship and marriage, art and commerce, and the possibility their lives might not work out as planned. After the house of the young couple in A Cane, an Anchor goes up in flames, they re unsure of what they lost in the fire and what they d lost long before it. The Living asks, how would you arrange your life if you had only six months left? In Youse, two teenage girls are the targets of an attempted kidnapping. A trio of linked stories including the title track follows Meg and Dax, a curator and a butcher who married impulsively, from their eerie honeymoon in rural Wales through Meg's identity crisis when the museum where she works is destroyed, to early parenthood, when a coyote's spectral presence at their child's birthday party in a Brooklyn park suggests deeper threats.
From a captivating new author come twelve piercing stories in which young women negotiate friendship and marriage, art and commerce, and the possibility their lives might not work out as planned. After the house of the young couple in "A Cane, an Anchor" goes up in flames, they're unsure of what they lost in the fire and what they'd lost long before it.
Lucy Corin's dazzling new collection is powered by one hundred apocalypses: a series of short stories, many only a few lines, that illuminate moments of vexation and crisis, revelations and revolutions. An apocalypse might come in the form of the end of a relationship or the end of the world, but what it exposes is the tricky landscape of our longing for a clean slate.