For this book launch party, Michelle Falkoff will be in conversation with Nami Mun.
A girl's quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences in this smart, suspenseful YA novel by the author of Playlist for the Dead. Kara gets perfect grades. She never messes up. But she finally gets so tired of living with all that pressure, she does something she never thought she’d do. Something risky and illegal. And then before she knows it, her life veers wildly off its perfect course, and she's forced to decide if she wants to go back to the quest of perfection or not. Michelle Falkoff's fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake, and the Harvard Review, among others. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and currently serves as director of communication and legal reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.
Nami Mun’s first book, Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. Her stories have been published in the New York Times, Granta, Tin House, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology, among many others. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in Chicago.