Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Book Lauch: Eleanor Kriseman presents The Blurry Years
In conversation with Julie Buntin
Wine reception to follow
Debut author – and Greenlight bookseller emerita – Eleanor Kriseman launches The Blurry Years, a powerful and unorthodox coming-of-age story set against the vividly-drawn backdrop of early-eighties Florida. At the center of The Blurry Years is a stirringly twisted mother-daughter relationship, and a young girl’s scattered childhood, from cars to strangers’ houses to the sand-dusted apartments of the tourist towns that litter the Florida coastline. The Blurry Years is the story of what it's like to grow up too fast and absorb too much, to watch adults behaving badly; what it's like to be simultaneously in thrall to and terrified of the mother who is the only family you've ever known, who moves you from town to town to leave her own mistakes behind. Kriseman discusses her debut with fellow novelist Julie Buntin (Marlena). A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.