Novelist Jen Beagin joins us this evening to reading from her second novel, Vacuum in the Dark (Scribner), in which 26 year old Mona—first encountered in Pretend I'm Dead—is cleaning houses in Taos, having moved there to grant the dying wish of her ex-boyfriend, aka “Mr. Disgusting.”
“Beagin pulls no punches--this novel is viciously smart and morbidly funny." —Publishers Weekly.
“Rare is the encounter with such a frank and unflinching voice reporting from life on the edge, and rarer still the humor and compassion that Beagin manages to locate in it.” —Joshua Ferris, on Pretend I’m Dead.