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JARDINE LIBAIRE - White Fur
Friday, June 2nd at 7pm
speaking & signing
in conversation with
ABOUT WHITE FUR
A vivid, hypnotic story of a star-crossed couple, set among the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City
Elise and Jamey are destined to be together, against all reason and circumstance. Elise grew up without a father, unsure of her true racial identity but always aware of her class: she is poor, she doesn’t deserve to aspire, people like her live paycheck-to-paycheck, wondering where the next meal will come from. Jamey is the son of a high-profile lawyer and fading Hollywood actress. His future has been laid out before him once he graduates from Yale—including a socialite bride, the requisite couple of kids, and a job he will inevitably hate.
When Jamey meets Elise, his attraction is instant and unavoidable, and what begins as a physical connection soon leads to something far deeper. His love for her is wholly unfamiliar, but worth throwing everything away for, alienating himself from the only life and society he’s known. But the consequences for the two young lovers are dangerous, and the age-old question remains: Will their love be enough?
A searing, unforgettable novel that captures the ferocity of young love with the intensity of Fates and Furies, the vibrant edge of New York City as in City on Fire, and the feverish romantic spark of A Sport and a Pastime, White Fur will captivate readers from its first page to its most intense last.
ABOUT JARDINE LIBAIRE
JARDINE LIBAIRE is a graduate of Skidmore College and the University of Michigan Creative Writing MFA Program. She is the author of Here Kitty Kitty; White Fur is her second adult novel. Libaire lives in Austin, Texas.
ABOUT PHILIPP MEYER
Philipp Meyer is the author of the critically lauded novel American Rust, winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was an Economist Book of the Year, a Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year, and a New York Times Notable Book. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a James Michener Fellow. A native of Baltimore, he now lives mostly in Texas.
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