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The Iliac Crest: Mid-Manhattan Library

  • Mid-Manhattan Library 476 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

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. 

An intelligent, beautiful story about bodies disguised as a story about language disguised as a story about night terrors. Cristina Rivera Garza does not respect what is expected of a writer, of a novel, of language. She is an agitator.
— Yuri Herrera, author of Kingdom Cons
The Iliac Crest
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