IN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene!
Thursday, May 5, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Alyssa Songsiridej presents Little Rabbit: A Novel
In conversation with Julia Phillips
Join us at Fort Greene to celebrate the launch of Little Rabbit, the hotly-anticipated debut novel by editor and author Alyssa Songsiridej, in conversation with acclaimed author Julia Phillips (Disappearing Earth). When the unnamed narrator of Little Rabbit first meets a choreographer at an artists' residency in Maine, it's not a match. She finds him loud, conceited, domineering. He thinks her serious, guarded, always running away to write. But when he reappears in her life in Boston and invites her to his dance company's performance, she's compelled to attend. Their interaction at the show sets off a summer of expanding her own body's boundaries—her body learns to obediently follow his, and his desires quickly become inextricable from her pleasure. This must be happiness, right? In the heady, perceptive manner of Raven Leilani's Luster and Garth Greenwell's Cleanness, Songsiridej sticks a singular landing with this exhilarating and deeply unflinching look at desire, creativity, ambition, sex, and power. Join us for the unmissable debut of a brilliant new talent in fiction, praised by Rachel Yoder (Nightbitch) thusly: "Eviscerating. Sophisticated. So incredibly hot.”
Alyssa Songsiridej photo credit: Jaypix Belmer