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Monday, June 17, 2019
6:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Free and open to the public


Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


Rachel DeWoskin discusses "Banshee." She will be joined in conversation by Gina Frangello. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: By turns heart-wrenching, uncomfortable, and hilarious, "Banshee" explores the internal monologue and actions of a woman who, upon being diagnosed with cancer, tumbles head-first into a midlife crisis and decides to be unapologetic about it. "Banshee" is a critical addition to the feminist canon, giving the reader a dramatized glimpse into what happens when women step outside of society’s rules and expectations as wives, mothers, and working professionals—and instead choose to behave the way men do on a day-to-day basis.

About the author: Rachel DeWoskin is the author of six books: "Blind," "Big Girl Small," "Foreign Babes in Beijing," "Repeat After Me," "Someday We Will Fly," and "Banshee," which is forthcoming from Dottir Press in June 2019. Her essays and articles have appeared in "The New Yorker," "Vanity Fair," "The Sunday Times Magazine of London," "Teachers and Writers," and numerous anthologies. She spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera, which became the basis for her memoir. DeWoskin is on the core fiction faculty at the University of Chicago, and is an affiliated faculty member of the Centers for East Asian Studies and Jewish Studies.

About the interloctor: Gina Frangello is the Sunday editor for The Rumpus and the fiction editor for The Nervous Breakdown, and is on faculty at UCR-Palm Desert's low residency MFA program in Creative Writing. The longtime Executive Editor of Other Voices magazine and Other Voices Books, she now runs Other Voices Querétaro, an international writing program."