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    08/08/2017 - 7:00pm

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    IMPOSSIBLE VIEWS OF THE WORLD is Lucy Ives’s witty and urbane debut novel that introduces us to Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan’s renowned Center Museum of Art and a Brooklynite in her early thirties. She also happens to be in the midst of the roughest week in approximately ever: her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her; a workplace romance with the “fascinating, hyperrational narcissist” Fred Lu is in free fall; and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. When a mysterious map depicting a nineteenth-century utopian settlement appears, Stella embarks on an all-consuming research mission. As she teases out the many links, she discovers the unbearable secret that Paul’s been keeping and charts a course out of the chaos of her own life.

    Lucy Ives is the author of several books of poetry and short prose, including The Hermit and the novella nineties. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, and at For five years she was an editor with the online magazine Triple Canopy. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. She teaches at the Pratt Institute and is currently editing a collection of writings by the artist Madeline Gins.

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    ISBN: 9780735221536
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Penguin Press - August 1st, 2017

    A witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker's disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever