Nicole Dennis-Benn

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s memorable debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, received the Lambda Literary Award and was a New York Times Notable Book Selection. She is here once again, and welcomely so, with a beautiful new novel, Patsy (Liveright).

“Although she's lovingly drawn by Dennis-Benn, Patsy has done the single most-damning thing a mother can do in our society: She has abandoned her child. It's a marker of Dennis-Benn's masterful prowess at characterization and her elegant, nuanced writing that the people here—even when they're flawed or unlikable—inspire sympathy and respect. Dennis-Benn has written a profound book about sexuality, gender, race, and immigration that speaks to the contemporary moment through the figure of a woman alive with passion and regret.” — Kirkus Reviews.

“A novel that splits at the seams with yearning, elegantly written and deeply felt. Dennis-Benn leads the reader through Patsy's life with empathy and grace.” — Esme Weijun Wang.

Co-presented by THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information here.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Central Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104