Join McNally Jackson for the launch of Stephanie LaCava's phenomenal new novel, The Superrationals, at Elizabeth Street Garden* for an in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor event on Thursday, Oct. 15th at 6 p.m. LaCava's work has appeared in Interview, Artforum, The New York Review of Books, and more; An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris is LaCava's highly praised first book.
Due to COVID-19 considerations, socially-distanced seating will be restricted to 40 attendees, masks required. RSVP HERE for your free ticket confirmation. Books cannot be purchased at the Garden, but can be pre-purchased from our website HERE. If you are attending the event, and would like us to bring your pre-purchased book to the Garden for Stephanie to sign, please note this in the "order comments" at the end of your website order. If you're not attending the event, you can order a signed copy HERE.
About The Superrationals:
An erotic and darkly comic novel about female friendship, set at the intersection between counterculture and the multimillion dollar art industry.
Over the course of a few days in the fall of 2015, the sophisticated and awkward, wry and beautiful Mathilde upends her tidy world. She takes a short leave from her job at one of New York's leading auction houses and follows her best friend Gretchen on an impromptu trip to Paris. While there, she confronts her late mother's hidden life, attempts to rein in Gretchen's encounters with an aloof and withholding sometime-boyfriend, and faces the traumatic loss of both her parents when she was a teenager.
Reeling between New York, Paris, Munich London, and Berlin, The Superrationals is an erotic and darkly comic story about female friendship, set at the intersection between counterculture and the multimillion dollar art industry. Mathilde takes short, perceptive notes on artworks as a way to organize her own chaotic thoughts and life. Featuring a bitchy gossip chorus within a larger carousel of voices, The Superrationals coolly surveys the international art and media worlds while exploring game theory, the uncanny, and psychoanalysis. Written in the “Young Girl” tradition of Michelle Bernstein's All The King's Horses, Bernadette Corporation's Reena Spaulings and Natasha Stagg's Surveys, The Superrationals confronts the complexity of building narrative in life and on the page and the instability that lies at the heart of everything.
*Elizabeth Street Garden, in Nolita, is located on Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Spring Street. For more information about saving Elizabeth Street Garden: https://www.elizabethstreetgarden.com/donate. Our thanks to ESG, a not-for-profit community space, for facilitating this event.