9th Ave: Jennifer Lewis with Anita Felicelli

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm PT when Jennifer Lewis celebrates the launch of her debut collection, The New Low, with Anita Felicelli at 9th Ave!

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Praise for The New Low
“A magnificent debut collection! The interconnected characters in The New Low hit the human default motherlode for those of us who can’t quite get things right. Jennifer Lewis’s characters are beginning to slip through the cracks of life—and although we don’t know how far they’ll fall, we get to meet them on the cusp of several different life edges: desire edges, aging edges, motherhood and womanhood edges, alcohol edges, and death edges. We are left wondering if they may or may not transcend their situations. Sometimes that means someone has an affair, other times that means someone dies or comes back to life. Women and men float in and out of the pages and in and out of each other’s stories; yet none of the stories ‘resolve’ the questions—just like in life.”–LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, author of Thrust: A Novel 

“Vibrant, irreverent and full of surprises The New Low shines a light on our lives, exposing the cracks and oddities unseen beneath the glare of the mundane. A super enjoyable read.”–MICHELLE TEA, author of Against Memoir

“Jennifer Lewis writes authentically, and somewhat hilariously, to the page-turning rhythms of a veteran writer’s anxious and observant mind. Her stories of middle-aged (eeeek!) awakening are layered, self-aware, and relatable. The vulnerability Lewis exhibits in her exploration of the body as keeper of trauma and giver of life offers us a place to take off our bra, unzip our pants, and exhale in unison. A hybrid collection of literary fiction sprinkled with some literary nonfiction, every one of these short stories is a window into all of our many complicated and imperfect selves.”–KIMBERLY REYES, author of Vanishing Point

About The New Low
Like a hanging mobile, the stories in The New Low move around each other, creating ever-changing insights between its characters, each of whom struggle with identity, addictions, judgments, and life’s contradictions. 

About Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis
is a writer, editor, and publisher of Red Light Lit. In 2020, she won the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction award for "Put a Teat in It." In 2018, her short story, "New Low," was the winner of the Nomadic Press Bindle Award and in 2017, she was the 1st runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Creative Nonfiction Award for "Holy Communion." Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut's AvenueENTROPYFourteen Hills PressThe Los Angeles PressMidnight BreakfastsPARKLE & bLINK, and X-Ray Lit Mag. She received her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University in May 2015. She teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco.

About Anita Felicelli
Anita Felicelli is the author of Chimerica: A Novel and the award-winning short story collection Love Songs for a Lost Continent. Most recently, Anita’s short stories have appeared in The Massachusetts ReviewAlta JournalMidnight BreakfastAir/Light and The Normal School. She has been a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Review of Books, and her nonfiction has also appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times (Modern Love), among other places. Anita is on the Board of the National Book Critics Circle where she serves as Fiction Chair for 2022-2023. She is editor of Alta Journal‘s California Book Club. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her spouse and three children. Anita sends out occasional newsletters that you can subscribe to here: https://anita-felicelli.ghost.io/criticism-and-its-discontents/.

The New Low By Jennifer Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781955239325
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
(This book cannot be returned nor exchanged.)
Published: Nomadic Press - October 15th, 2022

Like a hanging mobile, the stories in THE NEW LOW move around each other, creating ever-changing insights between its characters. Each of whom struggle with identity, addictions, judgments, and life's contradictions.


Love Songs for a Lost Continent By Anita Felicelli Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945233043
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Stillhouse Press - October 1st, 2018

"This is the book we needed to read yesterday... a book we will still be reading tomorrow."
- Porochista Khakpour, author of Sick and Sons and Other Flammable Objects

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