“Thrumming with sexual energy” (New York Times), Mary Gaitskill’s fiction and essays peer into dark, taboo territories of sex and female desire. She is the author of three novels including Two Girls, Fat and Thin, three short story collections including Bad Behavior, and a forthcoming book of essays, Somebody With a Little Hammer.
Coffee, tea and, book signing with the author to follow.
Readings are followed by discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.
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