Fort Greene Store:
Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 PM
NYC Book Launch: Crissy Van Meter presents Creatures
In conversation with Sarah Gerard
Reception to follow
California writer Crissy Van Meter takes readers on a provocative and mesmerizing journey in her atmospheric debut novel Creatures. On the eve of Evie’s wedding, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor of Winter Island, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie’s mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father. Although he raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Creatures probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief—and the ways in which our ability to love can be threatened if we are not brave enough to conquer the past. Joining Van Meter in conversation is Sarah Gerard, author of the essay collection Sunshine State and the novel Binary Star. A reception follows to celebrate the book’s NYC launch!