Mallory Ortberg - The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror — in conversation with Nicole Chung — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ortberg’s follow-up to their hilarious take on the Western literary canon, Texts from Jane Eyre, is a collection of folk tales, fairy tales, and Bible stories told as you’ve never heard them told before. Drawn from the popular Toast series, “Children’s Stories Made Horrific,” the book presents familiar figures including the Little Mermaid, Mr. Toad, the Velveteen Rabbit, and the Frog Prince, but draws out new facets of their characters and relationships. Genders are fluid, emotions are complex and often alarming. With the wit and ingenuity of a careful reader, Ortberg boldly plays up the unconventional that’s long been lurking within these beloved plotlines. 

Ortberg will be in conversation with Nicole Chung, managing web editor of Catapult and former managing editor of The Toast.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250113429
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holt Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018

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