Union Market

Located in one of DC's most vibrant neighborhoods, Politics and Prose at Union Market offers a wide selection of books and gifts, interesting author talks, and the exceptional customer service that you've come to expect of P&P.


1270 5th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002



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Saturday, August 28, 5:00 pm

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Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying—especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd like to be stuffed and displayed in Kat's future apartment in order to always watch over her.

After her mother dies unexpectedly from cancer, Kat, her sisters, and their father are plunged into a debilitating, lonely grief. With a distinct voice that is wry and heartfelt, Kat weaves together a story of the fallout of grief that follows her extended family as they emigrate from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. Seeing Ghosts asks what it means to reclaim and tell your family’s story: Is writing an exorcism or is it its own form of preservation? The result is an extraordinary new contribution to the literature of the American family, and a provocative and transformative meditation on who we become facing loss.

Chow will be in conversation with Nicole Chung, author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianGQ, TIME, Longreads, and Vulture, among others, and she also writes a weekly Care and Feeding advice column for Slate. She is the editor-in-chief of the National Magazine Award-winning Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast.

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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538716328
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 24th, 2021

Friday, September 10, 12:00 am to Sunday, September 12, 11:30 pm

All weekend long, from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12, we invite Politics and Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, gift items, DVDs, and CDs!

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5:00 pm
P&P Live! Kat Chow — SEEING GHOSTS: A Memoir - with Nicole Chung
12:00 am
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