Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation at Mid-Manhattan Library
presents Queer Ghost Stories
with Samantha Hunt and Cristina Rivera Garza
Just in time for All Hallows Eve, see award-winning authors Samantha Hunt (The Dark Dark) and Cristina Rivera Garza (The Iliac Crest) read from their latest novels and discuss the role ghost stories play in queer literature.
About The Iliac Crest:
On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s identity. While the two women are strangely intimate, even inventing a secret language, they harass the narrator by claiming repeatedly that they know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman. As the increasingly frantic protagonist fails to defend his supposed masculinity, he eventually finds himself in a sanatorium.
Published for the first time in English, this Gothic tale destabilizes male-female binaries and subverts literary tropes.