Tuesday, June 2, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Marie-Helene Bertino presents Parakeet
In conversation with Alexandra Kleeman
Introduction by Angel Nafis
Co-hosted by BOMB Magazine
Brooklyn’s own BOMB Magazine (featuring artists in conversation since 1981, published quarterly in print & every day online) joins Greenlight Bookstore in hosting acclaimed author and beloved Brooklyn neighbor Marie-Helene Bertino for the launch of her latest book, Parakeet! This new novel by Bertino (2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas) is a darkly funny and warm-hearted story in which a young woman’s dead grandmother – in the form of a parakeet – warns her not to marry, and sends her out to find an estranged loved one. Urgent, strange, warm-hearted, and sly, Parakeet is ribboned with joy, fear, and an inextricable thread of real love: a startling, unforgettable, life-embracing exploration of self and connection. Bertino is introduced by poet Angel Nafis (host of the Greenlight Poetry Salon) and joined in conversation by fellow novelist Alexandra Kleeman.
Use coupon code PARAKEET to get $5 off your purchase of Parakeet from greenlightbookstore.com before June 9!
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