IN-PERSON: Live on Flatbush Ave!
Monday, August 8, 7:30 PM ET
Francesca Padilla presents What's Coming To Me
Greenlight proudly presents YA author Francesca Padilla's debut novel, What's Coming To Me--a poignant and thrilling contemporary story of grief, anger, and fighting for what you deserve. In the seaside town of Nautilus, Seventeen-year-old Minerva Gutierrez absolutely hates her job at the local ice cream stand, where her sexist boss makes each day worse than the last. But she needs the money: kicked out of school and stranded by her mom's most recent hospitalization, she dreams of escaping her dead-end hometown. Money laundering, summer love, lots of ice cream, a disturbing boss and a family living on the edge of being unhoused make this a heavy hitting summer read, praised as "equal parts coming-of-age novel, heist thriller, and caustic commentary on systemic social inequalities." (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review) Padilla returns to her hometown of NYC to launch her book with a reading, conversation, and signing at our Flatbush Ave. store.
Francesca Padilla photo credit: Adalena Kavanagh