112th: Lucy Ives and Wendy Anne Lee

Event date: 
11/10/2022 - 7:00pm

Join us at Book Culture on 112th on Thursday, November 10th at 7pm for a reading and conversation for Life Is Everywhere. The author, Lucy Ives, will be in conversation with Wendy Anne Lee. 

In order to facilitate this in-person author event, we will be partially closing the second floor starting at 6:45pm. Please review our COVID-19 Safety guidelines and register for the event using the link below. 

   

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A virtuosic, radical reimagining of the systems novel by a “rampaging, mirthful genius” (Elizabeth McKenzie).

Everything that happened was repetition. But it was repetition with a difference. So she dragged along in a spiral, trusting to this form.

Manhattan, 2014. It’s an unseasonably warm Thursday in November and Erin Adamo is locked out of her apartment. Her husband has just left her and meanwhile her keys are in her coat, which she abandoned at her parents’ apartment when she exited mid-dinner after her father—once again—lost control.

Erin takes refuge in the library of the university where she is a grad student. Her bag contains two manuscripts she’s written, along with a monograph by a faculty member who’s recently become embroiled in a bizarre scandal. Erin isn’t sure what she’s doing, but a small, mostly unconscious part of her knows: within these documents is a key she’s needed all along.

With unflinching precision, Life Is Everywhere captures emotional events that hover fitfully at the borders of visibility and intelligibility, showing how the past lives on, often secretly and at the expense of the present. It’s about one person on one evening, reckoning with heartbreak—a story that, to be fully told, unexpectedly requires many others, from the history of botulism to an enigmatic surrealist prank. Multifarious, mischievous, and deeply humane, Lucy Ives’s latest masterpiece rejoices in what a novel, and a self, can carry.


Lucy Ives is the author of the novels Impossible Views of the World and Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World and the story collection Cosmogony. Her writing has appeared in Aperture, Artforum, frieze, Granta, n+1, and Vogue.

Wendy Anne Lee is the author of Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel and Associate Professor of English at New York University.

 

Event address: 
Book Culture 112th
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025
Life Is Everywhere: A Novel By Lucy Ives Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644452042
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 4th, 2022

Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel By Wendy Anne Lee Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781503615014
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Published: Stanford University Press - October 6th, 2020