Come celebrate the brilliant Gina Frangello and her new novel, EVERY KIND OF WANTING, a mesmerizing family drama that you won't be able to put down. For this event, Gina will be in conversation with local author Rachel DeWoskin.
One of the most highly anticipated books of the year is finally here! Every Kind of Wanting explores the complex intersection of three unique families and their struggle to have a "Community Baby." Miguel could not be more different from his partner Chad, a happy-go-lucky real estate mogul from Chicago's North Shore. When Chad's sister, Gretchen offers the couple an egg, their search for a surrogate leads them to Miguel's old friend Emily, married to an eccentric Irish playwright, Nick, with whom she is raising two boys. Into this web falls Miguel's sister Lina, a former addict and stripper, who begins an affair with Nick while deciphering the mysteries of her past. But every action these couples make has unforeseen consequences. As the baby's birth draws near, a shocking turn of events and the secret Lina's been hiding threaten to break them apart forever. By turns funny, dark and sexy, Every Kind of Wanting tackles issues such as assimilation, the legacy of secrets, the morality of desire, and ultimately who "owns" love. Gina Frangello’s previous novel, A Life in Men has been optioned by Universal Cable Productions, and was a book club selection for NYLON magazine, The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown. She is also the author of two other books of fiction: Slut Lullabies and My Sister’s Continent. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an editor, having founded both the independent press Other Voices Books, and the fiction section of the popular online literary community The Nervous Breakdown. She has also served as the Sunday editor for The Rumpus, the Executive Editor for Other Voices magazine, and the faculty editor for TriQuarterly Online. She is currently the faculty editor of The Coachella Review, and teaches at Roosevelt University, and the University of IL-Chicago. Rachel DeWoskin is the author of the young adult book Blind, the novel Big Girl Small, and the memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing, She teaches fiction at the University of Chicago. For more information about her, visit www.racheldewoskin.com.
This event is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.