Mary Gaitskill: Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays
Monday April 10: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she’s writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike to Gillian Flynn, Mary Gaitskill reads her subjects deftly and moves beyond them to locate the deep currents of longing, ambition, perversity, and loneliness in the American unconscious. Witty, tender, beautiful, and unsettling, Somebody with a Little Hammer displays the same heat-seeking, revelatory understanding for which we value Gaitskill’s fiction.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Mary shares her work and talks about how she crafts it! Mary will be available to sign books after the event.
Mary Gaitskill is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.