In secret passageways, hidden rooms, and the troubled mind of the narrator, a mystery perpetually takes shape--and the most compelling clue to its final nature is "the marbled swarm" itself, a complex amalgam of language passed down from father to son. Gary Lutz says that The Marbled Swarm is the author's "most genius-haunted achievement." Alison Bechdel says of Inferno by Eileen Myles: "I was completely stupefied by Inferno in the best of ways. In fact, I think I must feel kind of like Dante felt after seeing the face of God. My descriptive capacity just fails, gives way completely. But I can tell you that Eileen Myles made me understand something I didn't before. And really, what more can you ask of a novel, or a poet's novel, or a poem, or a memoir, or whatever the hell this shimmering document is? Just read it." Emily Books will be hosting a book club at McNally Jackson for Eileen Myles' Inferno at 5:30pm, before the event. In book club, Emily Books' Emily Gould and Ruth Curry will lead a discussion about some of the issues Myles's book raises about being a woman, a lesbian and an artist.