Posts tagged “albino album”
September 18, 2013Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 7:00pm Goodbye Blue Monday 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Chavisa Woods will be joined by Stephen Boyer and Tommy “Teebs” Pico on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm at Goodbye Blue Monday for a reading, poetry, conversation, and musical performance. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
This reading features two up-and coming NYC based authors; Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album (Seven Stories Press) and Stephen Boyer, author of Parasite, (Publication Studios) whose novels follows the lives of queer teenage runaways, one in search of true love and the other in search of something to blow up. With special guest poet Tommy Pico, and musical guests, The Fools, and others TBA.
The Albino Album, a queer epic, follows the life of a little girl who accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger and grows up to become a domestic terrorist.
June 5, 2013Double Fist: A Reading with Chavisa Woods & Jeanne Thornton Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe, and Activist Center 172 Allen St New York, NY
In The Dream of Doctor Bantam, Jeanne Thornton tells an unlikely love story of rough, chain-smoking Texan Julie Thatch and her lover, Patrice. When Julie’s hero and sister dieds after being hit by a car, she finds her self gravitating to Patrice- someone strangely similar to her sister, and someone who is also a member of the Scientology-esque Institute of Temporal Illusion.
The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse.
February 21, 2013
Less than a month before it goes on sale, The Albino Album has been highlighted in Library Journal as an Editor’s Spring Pick! Out of the thousand galleys that LJ sees a week, Chavisa Woods’ debut novel got the staff talking. Check out the review below:
“Meanwhile, I fell fast and easy for epic new novel THE ALBINO ALBUM (Seven Stories, March) by Chavisa Woods (Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind), a Brooklyn-based writer and artist and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Devoid of pretense or fear, Woods tells a not so “normal” coming-of-age story set in the stretched-out underbelly of rural America. The lead character, whose name is unpronounceable—later she’s called Mya— accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger. Her childhood is spent in “white rooms” and the forest, where she’s known as the witch of the woods. In search of home, Mya circles race, sexuality, and class issues.