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Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Lauren Elkin presents Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
Wine reception to follow
Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse was released in the UK in 2016 and was promptly named one of the best books of the year by both The Financial Times and The Guardian. Just published in the US, the book is a mixture of memoir and a study of the Flâneuse: a woman who roams the streets of the cities she inhabits, building a relationship to the world around her through walking. Well research and filled with cultural history, Flâneuse is an uplifting, gender-bending critique of how women (past and present) negotiate public space. Elkin discusses the book at Greenlight, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book’s US launch.