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Chavisa Woods in Phoenix on March 8th to discuss The Albino Album

March 8, 2013 2:55pm

Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album
Friday, March 8th, 8-10pm
Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N5th St. 
Phoenix AZ, 85004
Chavisa Woods will be  discussing  her debut novel, The Albino Album, which follows the life of a little girl who accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger and grows up to become a domestic terrorist, for love.

Woods presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence, the story of a girl with an unpronounceable name—a fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots who travels along all the bizarre yet familiar byways of human desire from the cornfields of Illinois and the big brass sound of Mardi Gras to the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including fire-dancers, pseudo Nazis who breed albino animals, catholic workers, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabriel. A bold exploration of the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, The Albino Album is an exhilarating contemplation on the relationships between political action, art, and romance.

Chavis Woods is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction. Woods has read or performed at The Whitney Museum, Penn State, the New York Vision Festival, the NYC HOWL festival, and the New York Hot Festival.

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