Chavisa Woods NY Launch of Albino Album on February 24

February 24, 2013 3:54pm

February 24, 5:30pm
Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album
at Dixon Place
161 Chrystie St  New York, NY 10002
CHAVISA WOODS is a Brooklyn-based lesbian writer, artist, and activist, 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. 

In her first novel The Albino Album, LGBT emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine), presents a Technicolor vision of rural adolescence. The Albino Album breaks into a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America, spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of Indiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including firedancers, circus performers, catholic workers, gutter punks, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabriel.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe says the book “is a 21st century fairytale: potent, grim, fierce, redemptive. If Flannery O’Connor were alive today, she’d be cheering for this new voice.”

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