Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Melissa Febos Book Talk
Sponsored by: The Yale Bookstore
Author Melissa Febos visits the Yale Bookstore to read from her latest book Abandon Me: Memoirs.
In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection—with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession—and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another.
The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.
- Admission: Free
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