Juliet Escoria - Juliet the Maniac — in conversation with Amber Sparks — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Escoria, a poet and author of the short-story collection Black Cloud, draws on her own experience for this powerful debut novel chronicling a teenager’s nightmare journey through mental illness. Writing in short bursts that carry the urgency of journal entries, and supplementing the text with drawings, diagnostic records, and other notes, Escoria follows Juliet as she grows increasingly beset by anxiety and hallucinations—conditions she tries to self-medicate with drugs. Sent to one school after another, Juliet at last finds herself in a rural institutional boarding facility where she’s no longer the only one struggling to placate the “foreign thing” in her mind.

Escoria will be in conversation with Amber Sparks, author most recently of The Unfinished World.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
Juliet the Maniac: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197593
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Published: Melville House - May 7th, 2019

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