Mona Awad

presents

Bunny:
A Novel

in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jun
14
Friday
June 14, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes MONA AWAD—award-winning author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl—for a discussion of her latest novel, Bunny. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author and educator MARGOT LIVESEY.

About Bunny

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort—a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door—ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process.

As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from an author whose work has been described as "honest, searing and necessary" (Elle).

Praise for Bunny

"A viciously funny bloodbath . . . Awad gleefully pumps up the novel's nightmarish quality until the boundary between perception and reality has all but dissolved completely . . . Wickedly sharp . . . it's a near-perfect realization of a singular vision." —Kirkus, starred review 

"Hilarious and subversive, magical and knife-sharp: Bunny is a stunner." —Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

"I devoured Bunny—teeth, fur, claws and all. A truly delectable novel that is equal parts wit, fancy, and wickedness." —Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of Miss Hempel Chronicles

Margot Livesey
Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She has taught in numerous writing programs including Emerson College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, and the Warren Wilson low residency MFA program. She is the author of a collection of stories and eight novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and most recently Mercury. She is the recipient of awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. She lives in Cambridge, MA and is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing was published in July 2017.

Mona Awad
Mona Awad

Mona Awad

Mona Awad is the award-winning author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The recipient of an MFA in Fiction from Brown University and a PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Denver, she has published work in Time, VICE, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.

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