The Politics of Self-Discovery and Love in Feminist Fiction

Sat. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Belle Boggs (The Gulf) and Madeline ffitch (Stay and Fight) discuss their novels’ strong female protagonists and the challenges they face. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[The Gulf] beautifully balances absurdity and emotional depth, complete with a bombastic state representative, an epiphanic hurricane, and Marianne’s journey, if not to faith, then to salvation.”―Booklist, starred review

“A contemporary feminist spin on the traditional pioneer novel… With Stay and Fight, ffitch aims to update the frontier narrative from a queer feminist perspective, spinning a tale of exodus from a cruel new America where pipelines and pollution pox the countryside… Stay and Fight succeeds in mapping the obscure psychological and emotional territory that defines a life caught between commitment and ambivalence, between rebellion and resignation.”―Wes Enzinna, The New York Times