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A Virtual Book Launch with horror/thriller novelist Addie Tsai
BookWoman Book Store, in collaboration with the Black Writers Read podcast and Levee Break Lit and hosted by Nicole Young-Martin, is super excited to present an evening with horror/thriller novelist Addie Tsai, author of Unwieldy Creatures a gender-swapped, biracial, queer retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
The event will be live streamed across multiple platforms--
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unwieldy-creatures-a-conversation-with-author-addie-tsai-tickets-402366367637?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Watch here: ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjO4w9vSTTw!
Unwieldy Creatures, a biracial, queer, gender-swapped retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein, follows the story of three beings who all navigate life from the margins: Plum, a queer biracial Chinese intern at one of the world's top embryology labs, who runs away from home to openly be with her girlfriend only to be left on her own; Dr. Frank, a queer biracial Indonesian scientist, who compromises everything she claims to love in the name of science and ambition when she sets out to procreate without sperm or egg; and Dr. Frank's nonbinary creation who, painstakingly brought into the world, is abandoned due to complications at birth that result from a cruel twist of revenge. Plum struggles to determine the limits of her own ambition when Dr. Frank offers her a chance to assist with her next project. How far will Plum go in the name of scientific advancement and what is she willing to risk?
ADDIE TSAI is a queer nonbinary artist and writer of color who teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and humanities in Houston. She teaches in Goddard College's MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts and Regis University’s Mile High MFA Program in Creative Writing. They collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Addie is the author of the young adult novel Dear Twin. Their writing has been published in Foglifter, VIDA Lit, Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, Nat. Brut., and elsewhere. Addie is the Assistant Fiction Editor at Anomaly, Associate Editor at Raising Mothers, and Founding Editor & Editor in Chief at just femme & dandy.