9th Ave: Liska Jacobs and Rita Bullwinkel

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

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

The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel Cover Image

Liska Jacobs discusses her new novel, The Worst Kind of Want with Rita Bullwinkel.

About The Worst Kind of Want

A trip to Italy reignites a woman’s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex

To cool-headed, fastidious Pricilla Messing, Italy will be an escape, a brief glimpse of freedom from a life that's starting to feel like one long decline.

Rescued from the bedside of her difficult mother, forty-something Cilla finds herself called away to Rome to keep an eye on her wayward teenage niece, Hannah. But after years of caregiving, babysitting is the last thing Cilla wants to do. Instead she throws herself into Hannah's youthful, heedless world—drinking, dancing, smoking—relishing the heady atmosphere of the Italian summer. After years of feeling used up and overlooked, Cilla feels like she's coming back to life. But being so close to Hannah brings up complicated memories, making Cilla restless and increasingly reckless, and a dangerous flirtation with a teenage boy soon threatens to send her into a tailspin.

With the sharp-edged insight of Ottessa Moshfegh and the taut seduction of Patricia Highsmith, The Worst Kind of Want is a dark exploration of the inherent dangers of being a woman. In her unsettling follow-up to Catalina, Liska Jacobs again delivers hypnotic literary noir about a woman whose unruly desires and troubled past push her to the brink of disaster.

 

The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374272661
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: MCD - November 5th, 2019

A trip to Italy reignites a woman’s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex

To cool-headed, fastidious Pricilla Messing, Italy will be an escape, a brief glimpse of freedom from a life that's starting to feel like one long decline.


Catalina: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374119751
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: MCD x FSG Originals - November 7th, 2017

A magnetic, provocative debut novel chronicling a young woman’s downward spiral following the end of an affair


Belly Up Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780998518435
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Strange Object - November 15th, 2016

Belly Up is a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.


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