Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

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Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

“Abandon Me is, in many ways, a story about how a woman’s body and the body of literature hold memory. In other ways, Abandon Me is a story about stories. Febos weaves familial stories, feminist stories, communal stories, literary stories and love stories all at once revealing much of where she’s been and where we, her readers, might go if we dare. Do we dare? Are we all running away from abandonment? It makes sense that Abandon Me feels completely structurally innovative. Febos has created twenty-first century text that intimately explores addiction, pain, pleasure, uncontrollable character and the strangely joyful and terrifying nuances of abandonment. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more thankful to read a book. Abandon Me found me when I most needed it.” – Kiese Laymon, author of How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Long Division

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