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JC: A Special Evening with Jeffrey Eugenides & Emma Cline

    10/04/2017 - 7:30pm

    This event takes place in the Jersey City Store.

    Doors: 7 PM

    A special launch event for Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides, in conversation with Emma Cline (The Girls).

    Tickets $28 (includes one copy of Fresh Complaint)

    Join us for a special evening with Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides celebrating his first collection of short fiction, Fresh Complaint. These stories showcase Eugenides’s masterfully astute observations on American life, presenting characters in the midst of emergencies personal and national. He will read from the collection, and be in discussion with author Emma Cline, whose spellbinding debut novel The Girls was an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released last June.

    Seeing as Eugenides's previous novels (The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, The Marriage Plot) and Cline's seductive debut continue to be WORD bestsellers, this one is not to be missed

    Your ticket includes admission as well as one hardcover copy of Fresh Complaint. Books will be distributed day of the event. Jeffrey Eugenides will sign and personalize up to three books per person following the reading and discussion.

    Please contact events@wordbookstores.com with any questions, or if you have purchased a ticket but cannot make it to this event.

    Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published by FSG to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex (FSG, 2002), which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. The Marriage Plot (FSG, 2011) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won both the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize. Eugenides is a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.

    Emma Cline is the author of The Girls. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Granta, and The Paris Review, and she was the recipient of the Paris Review Plimpton Prize.  In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. She is from California.