White Fur: Jardine Libaire and Whitney Joiner

In White FurJardine Libaire summons the grit of Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero and the fatal inexorability of Romeo and Juliet. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore. The unlikely couple moves to Manhattan in hopes of forging a life together, but the consequences of staying together appear severe. And when a night out with old friends takes a shocking turn, Jamey and Elise find themselves fighting not just for their love, but also for their lives."Each page crackles with the intensity, fury, lust, and pure insane pleasure of first love,” writes Nathan Hill, author of The Nix. “Jardine Libaire has written a chronicle of one couple's wild romance: its highs and lows, its delights and contractions, its beauty and its messiness." Jardine Libaire is the author of Here Kitty Kitty and a graduate of the University of Michigan MFA program, where she was a winner of the Hopwood Award. Jardine Libaire is joined in conversation by Whitney Joiner. Whitney Joiner is the Senior Features Editor for Hearst Digital Media, where she edits longform features for all the Hearst sites. She's also the co-founder of The Recollectors Project, a storytelling forum for people who have lost parents to AIDS. A former Senior Editor at Marie Claire magazine, she's written for The BelieverELLEThe New York Times, The Rumpus, Teen Vogue and others. 

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

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ISBN: 9780451497925
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Published: Hogarth - May 30th, 2017