Gabriela Wiener: Sexographies
Thursday October 11: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of Sexographies or a $5 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Photography section on the Strand's 2nd floor, accessible via the stairs or elevator in the main store on 12th Street above Broadway.
In fierce and sumptuous first-person accounts, renowned Peruvian journalist Gabriela Wiener records infiltrating the most dangerous Peruvian prison, participating in sexual exchanges in swingers clubs, traveling the dark paths of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris in the company of transvestites and prostitutes, undergoing a complicated process of egg donation, and participating in a ritual of ayahuasca ingestion in the Amazon jungle—all while taking us on inward journeys that explore immigration, maternity, fear of death, ugliness, and threesomes. Fortunately, our eagle-eyed voyeur emerges from her narrative forays unscathed and ready to take on the kinks, obsessions, and messiness of our lives. Sexographies is an eye-opening, kamikaze journey across the contours of the human body and mind.
Join us on the second floor as Peruvian essayist and journalist Gabriela Wiener talks about her book with essayist and writer Phillip Lopate and journalist and co-founder and editor of Malquerida, Natalia Sánchez Loayza!