Liska Jacobs with Kristi Coulter

The author of a well-received fiction debut, Catalina, Liska Jacobs visits with The Worst Kind of Want (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux), an open-eyed novel of a woman who goes from the U.S. to Italy on a family mission only to find herself drawn into an entirely different world from the one she’d been living in.

The Worst Kind of Want transported me to Rome and blessed me with an addictive, sexy story about a woman who tries to turn her pain into a fleeting, forgettable recklessness. If only that were possible. Liska Jacobs has written a smart, emotionally resonant, delicious novel about a complicated woman, her complicated family, and her complicated past. I couldn’t put it down even if I tried.” ―Edan Lepucki.

“Liska Jacobs’s dangerous psychological novel, about a woman caught up in the unnerving throes of middle age desire, plays out like a house on fire against its luscious Italian background. The perfect vacation read, like Under the Tuscan Sun gone darkly, desperately wrong." ―Janet Fitch.

Liska Jacobs will appear in conversation with Kristi Coulter, author of Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays (MCD), which was a finalist for a 2019 Washington State Book Award.

The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374272661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - November 5th, 2019

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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