Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 PM
Kate Gavino presents Sanpaku
In conversation with Adrian Shirk
Artist and writer Kate Gavino, author of Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors, presents Sanpaku, a new original graphic novel that gives voice to the insecurities that haunt tweens of all cultures. An ominous condition known as Sanpaku – wherein seeing the white around the eye’s iris augurs doom – plagues the waking life of a young Filipino 12-year old in mid-90s Texas. But it’s everywhere she looks – her grandmother has it, some classmates at Catholic school have it, JFK had it – even she might have this odd condition. Sanpaku weaves a unique coming-of-age story about challenging the world around you, no matter your age, to find your true self. Gavino presents her new book with a visual presentation of her work, and in conversation with Adrian Shirk, author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy. A signing and Q&A follow the discussion.