Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 PM
Mary Gaitskill presents Somebody with a Little Hammer
Literary icon Mary Gaitskill presents her first collection of essays, newly released in paperback. In essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal, Mary Gaitskill explores date rape and political adultery, the transcendentalism of the Talking Heads, the melancholy of Björk, and the playfulness of artist Laurel Nakadate. She celebrates the clownish grandiosity and the poetry of Norman Mailer's long career and maps the sociosexual cataclysm embodied by porn star Linda Lovelace. Witty, wide-ranging, tender, and beautiful, Somebody with a Little Hammer displays the same heat-seeking, revelatory understanding for which Gaitskill's writing has always been known. Gaitskill presents her latest work, followed by a signing and Q&A.