P&P Live! Kristen Arnett — WITH TEETH - with Alissa Nutting

Upcoming Event
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

From the author of the New York Times-bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things comes a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love. With Teeth is a thought-provoking portrait of the delicate fabric of family—and the many ways it can be torn apart.

If she's being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her best--driving, cleaning, cooking, prodding him to finish projects for school--while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie's life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son's hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess--and the possibility that it will never be clean again.

Arnett will be in conversation with Alissa Nutting, an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novels Tampa and Made for Love.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Offsite
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

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