Virtual Event: Kristen Arnett

presenting

With Teeth:
A Novel

in conversation with ALISSA NUTTING

Date

Jun
5
Saturday
June 5, 2021
7:00 PM ET

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Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome KRISTEN ARNETT—author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Mostly Dead Things—for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated novel, With Teeth. She will be joined in conversation by ALISSA NUTTING, author of the acclaimed novels, Tampa and Made for Love.

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About With Teeth

If she’s being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her best—driving, cleaning, cooking, prodding him to finish projects for school—while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie’s life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son’s hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess—and the possibility that it will never be clean again.

Blending the warmth and wit of Arnett’s breakout hit, Mostly Dead Things, with a candid take on queer family dynamics, With Teeth is a thought-provoking portrait of the delicate fabric of family—and the many ways it can be torn apart.

Praise for With Teeth

With Teeth is a wonderfully sticky novel about motherhood, partnership, sex, and love. Kristen Arnett lets her characters have the run of the place, and it’s delicious fun to watch them do, say, and think things they’ll regret.” —Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here

“A darkly funny, brutally honest story about a woman undone by motherhood. Kristen Arnett grapples with the big questions: Is any child essentially unlovable? What does a happy ending look like? With Teeth digs in deep and doesn’t let go. I truly loved it.” —Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of Mrs. Everything and That Summer

“From the very wise, very funny Kristen Arnett, With Teeth is as exhilaratingly candid as it is morally complex. Three cheers for this enthralling new book, which affirms my status as a card-carrying, rip-roaring, lifelong admirer of Arnett’s writing.” —R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries

Alissa Nutting
Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the novels Tampa and Made for Love, as well as the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications such as Tin House, BOMB, Elle, Real Simple, BuzzFeed, and many others.

Photo Credit: Sara Wood

Kristen Arnett
Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is the author of the New York Times-bestselling novel Mostly Dead Things and the story collection Felt in the Jaw. A queer writer based in Florida, she has written for the New York Times, Guernica, BuzzFeed, McSweeney's, Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and a winner of the Ninth Letter Literary Award in Fiction and the Coil Book Award.

Photo Credit: Eve Edelheit




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