9th Ave: Lidia Yuknavitch

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave location.

 

 

Lidia Yuknavitch in reads from her new novel, The Small Backs of Children (Harper).

 

Praise for Lidia Yuknavitch:

 

"In these times there's no reason for a novel to exist unless it's dangerous, provocative and not like anything that's come before. Dora: A Headcase is that kind of novel. It's dirty, sexy, rude, smart, soulful, fresh and risky. Think of your favorite out-there genius writer; multiply by ten, add a big heart, a poet's ear, and a bad girl's courage, and you've got Lidia Yuknavitch." - 
Karen Karbo

 

"I've read Ms. Yuknavitch's book The Chronology of Water, cover to cover, a dozen times. I am still reading it. And I will, most likely, return to it for inspiration and ideas, and out of sheer admiration, for the rest of my life. The book is extraordinary." - Chuck Palahniuk

 

About The Small Backs of Children:

 

A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.


With the flash of a camera, one girl's life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .


In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions--and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer's best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own.


As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds--east and west, real and virtual--collide?


A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch's The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.

The Small Backs of Children: A Novel Cover Image
$27.49
ISBN: 9780062383242
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Harper - July 7th, 2015

National Bestseller

A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.

With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .


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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780979018831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Hawthorne Books - April 12th, 2011

This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist.


Dora: A Headcase Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chuck Palahniuk (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780983477570
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Hawthorne Books - August 7th, 2012

Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud’s famous case studyretold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play.