Diana Goetsch & Jeanne Thornton

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IN-PERSON: Live at Prospect Lefferts Gardens!
Monday, June 20, 7:30 PM ET
Diana Goetsch presents This Body I Wore: A Memoir
& Jeanne Thornton presents Summer Fun

Greenlight is thrilled to present award-winning poet and essayist Diana Goetsch and acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton for a special double-header reading celebrating both the release of Goetsch's memoir, This Body I Wore, and the paperback launch of Thornton's novel Summer Fun. This Body I Wore chronicles one woman’s long journey to coming out--a path that runs parallel to the emergence of the trans community over the past several decades. Library Journal called This Body I Wore “enthralling” and “mesmerizing,” and Publisher’s Weekly called it “a brilliant and tapestried story . . . A gorgeous self-portrait that defies categorization.” Thornton's Summer Fun is an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity, hailed by Torrey Peters (Detransition, Baby) as "the Pet Sounds of trans literature: a masterpiece that feels both astonishingly new and comfortingly familiar." Join us for an unmissable double bill featuring two of the most original voices in literature, meeting in the middle of reflection and fabulation.

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Diana Goetsch photo credit: Tyler Foltz

Jeanne Thornton photo credit: Leslie Weems

Event date: 

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

632
Brooklyn, NY 11225
This Body I Wore: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374115098
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 24th, 2022

A captivating memoir of one woman’s long journey to late transition, as the trans community emerges alongside her.


Summer Fun Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781641293730
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Soho Press - June 7th, 2022

From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity.


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