LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN - Unmentionables

  
 

Wednesday, Apr 30 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author
LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN

speaking & signing
Unmentionables


Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? Laurie Lowenstein's new novel explores how nineteenth centry Emporia was forced into the twentieth century by considering its unspoken rules governing social order, women and Negroes. 

Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? The crowd is further appalled when Marian falls off the stage and sprains her ankle, and is forced to remain among them for a week. As the week passes, she throws into turmoil the town’s unspoken rules governing social order, women, and Negroes. Marian is a powerful catalyst that forces nineteenth-century Emporia into the twentieth century; but while she agitates for enlightenment and justice, she has little time to consider her own motives and her extreme loneliness. Marian, in the end, must decide if she has the courage to face small-town life, and be known, or continue to be a stranger always passing through.

LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN is the author of five novels, including A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries. She edited Long Island Noir for Akashic Books. She teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, and in the Wilkes University low-residency MFA program in professional writing.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781617751943
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kaylie Jones Books - January 7th, 2014

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