Bustle's American Woman Book Club with Bonnie Pipkin
Wednesday July 26: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Bustle's American Woman Book Club is back — this time with author Bonnie Pipkin and Bustle's Senior Books Editor Cristina Arreola as they discuss Pipkin's novel Aftercare Instructions.
To everyone in her New Jersey town, 17-year-old Genesis is "troubled." Often, it seems the only person who understands her, who is willing to stick around, is her boyfriend, Peter. But when Peter abandons her at their Planned Parenthood to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, Gen must piece together a new life, a new identity, and a new set of dreams, all on her own.
As she drifts through New York City's underground theater scene and explores her relationship with Peter through a four-act play, Gen begins remembering a past she thought she had buried. Facing her history and its secrets head on is the only way she can finally get free. Claiming her truth, no matter the consequences, is the key to moving forward.
This event is free to attend. Copies of Aftercare Instructions will be available at the event. The event will be located in the Strand's 2nd floor Art Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.