Eve Gleichman and Laura Blackett present The Very Nice Box
In conversation with Joshua Henkin
Brooklyn-based co-authors Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman team up to present their offbeat, wryly funny debut novel, The Very Nice Box! Ava designs storage boxes for STÄDA, a slick Brooklyn-based furniture company; she’s hard-working, obsessive, and heartbroken from a tragedy that killed her girlfriend and upended her life. It’s been years since she’s let anyone in. But when Ava’s new boss—the young and magnetic Mat—offers Ava a ride home one afternoon, an unlikely relationship blossoms. Ava remembers how rewarding it can be to open up—and, despite her instincts, she becomes enamored. But Mat isn’t who he claims to be, and the romance takes a sharp turn. A funny, suspenseful story with a shocking twist, The Very Nice Box is at once a send-up of male entitlement and a big-hearted account of grief, friendship, and trust. Gleichman and Blackett are joined in conversation by Joshua Henkin, award-winning author of Swimming Across the Hudson, Matrimony, The World Without You, and, most recently, Morningside Heights!