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Rachel Lyon

  • Books Are Magic 225 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Self-Portrait With Boy - Rachel Lyon in conversation w/ Julie Buntin

A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death—an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship.

Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, a powerful exploration of the complex terrain of female friendship, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon.

Earlier Event: February 4
Neel Mukherjee w/ Hanya Yanagihara
Later Event: February 7
John Darnielle