Lorrie Sprecher Book Launch
November 16, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join us for the Syracuse launch of Pissing in a River.
Lorrie Sprecher, internationally known Syracuse author, will read from and sign copies of her second novel, Pissing in a River, recently published by the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. Kirkus Review says: “After mining the D.C. punk scene in her debut novel 20 years ago, this follow-up by Sprecher (Sister Safety Pin, 1994) revisits the post-punk/Britpop era of 1990s London with such detail and accuracy that readers may be able to hear chords hanging in the air.”
In this irreverently funny yet profound novel, Amanda risks deportation, recalls the fervor of AIDS activism in the US, connects to the class struggle of punk, and finds redemption in love. But she also must confront her own mental illness, her lover’s rape, and the violence of post-9/11 politics. Pissing in a River captures the glee and turbulence of surviving the cacophony of modern life.
Books will be available for purchase and for signing. Free to the Public.