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In-Store Event: DYKETTE by Jenny Fran Davis

Join us for an in-person event celebrating DYKETTE by Jenny Fran Davis. For this event, Jenny will be in conversation with Rivka Yeker!

Please note: Pre-registration for this event is required. By pre-registering, you are verifying that you are fully vaccinated and will wear a mask throughout the entirety of the event.


An addictive, absurd, and darkly hilarious debut novel about a young woman who embarks on a ten-day getaway with her partner and two other queer couples

Sasha and Jesse are professionally creative, erotically adventurous, and passionately dysfunctional twentysomethings making a life together in Brooklyn. When a pair of older, richer lesbians—prominent news host Jules Todd and her psychotherapist partner, Miranda—invites Sasha and Jesse to their country home for the holidays, they’re quick to accept. Even if the trip includes a third couple—Jesse’s best friend, Lou, and their cool-girl flame, Darcy—whose It-queer clout Sasha ridicules yet desperately wants.

As the late December afternoons blur together in a haze of debaucherous homecooked feasts and sweaty sauna confessions, so too do the guests’ secret and shifting motivations. When Jesse and Darcy collaborate an ill-fated livestream performance, a complex web of infatuation and jealousy emerges, sending Sasha down a spiral of destructive rage that threatens each couple’s future.

Unfolding over ten heady days, Dykette is an unforgettable love story at the crossroads of queer nonconformity and seductive normativity. With propulsive plotting and sexy, wickedly entertaining prose, Jenny Fran Davis captures the vagaries of desire and the many devastating places in which we seek recognition.

Jenny Fran Davis received her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. The author of Everything Must Go, a novel for teenagers, she lives in Brooklyn.

Rivka Yeker is a writer, cultural organizer and Libra based in Chicago. They are the Co-Founder of Hooligan, a collective of artists & thinkers who believe in reinventing the norm by normalizing the alternative. Their media-related work has been published in online publications like Them, Film-Cred, Flipscreen, and more. You can learn more about them on their website

Accessibility: This event is at the bookstore, which is an accessible space. Email with questions or to request accommodations.

Event date: 
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Dykette: A Novel By Jenny Fran Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250843135
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2023