112th: Hannah Fergesen with Casey McQuiston
Join us at Book Culture 112th on Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm for the launch of The Infinite Miles, by Hannah Fergesen. Casey McQuiston will join in conversation.
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Fans of Claudia Gray and Kelly Link will love Hannah Fergesenâ€™s wild and poignant debutâ€”a wacky time-traveling sci-fi odyssey wrapped in an elegiac ode to lost friendship and a clever homage to Doctor Who.
To save the future, she must return to the beginning.
Three years after her best friend Peggy went missing, Harper Starling is lost. Lost in her dead-end job, lost in her grief. All she has are regrets and reruns of her favorite science fiction show, Infinite Odyssey.
Then Peggy returns and demands to be taken to the Argonaut, the fictional main character of Infinite Odyssey. But the Argonaut is just that â€¦ fictional. Until the TV hero himself appears and spirits Harper away from her former best friend. Traveling through time, he explains that Peggy used to travel with him but is now under the thrall of an alien enemy known as the Incarnateâ€”one that has destroyed countless solar systems.
Then he leaves Harper in 1971.
Stranded in the past, Harper must find a way to end the Incarnateâ€™s thrall â€¦ without the help of the Argonaut. But the cosmos are nothing like the technicolor stars of the TV show she loves, and if Harper canâ€™t find it in herself to believeâ€”in the Argonaut, in Peggy, and most of all, in herselfâ€”sheâ€™ll be the Incarnateâ€™s next casualty, along with the rest of the universe.
Hannah Fergesen is a former literary agent who represented New York Times bestselling and award-nominated authors. Now, on the other side of the table, Hannah can be found exploring themes of grief, queerness, and self-acceptance through their own speculative fiction. The Infinite Miles is their first novel.
Casey McQuiston is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies, including One Last Stop, I Kissed Shara Wheeler, and Red, White & Royal Blue, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bon Appetit. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with a poodle mix named Pepper.