P&P Live! Clare Sestanovich — OBJECTS OF DESIRE - with Brandon Taylor

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

A college freshman, traveling home, strikesup an odd, ephemeral friendship with the couple next to her on the plane. A mother prepares for her son’s wedding, her own life unraveling as his comes together. A long-lost stepbrother’s visit to New York prompts a family’s reckoning with its old taboos. A wife considers the secrets her marriage once contained. An office worker, exhausted by the ambitions of the men around her, emerges into a gridlocked city one afternoon to make a decision.

In these eleven powerful stories, thrilling desire and melancholic yearning animate women’s lives, from the brink of adulthood to the labyrinthine path between twenty and thirty, to middle age, when certain possibilities quietly elapse. Tender, lucid, and piercingly funny, Objects of Desire is a collection pulsing with subtle drama, rich with unforgettable scenes, and alive with moments of recognition each more startling than the last—a spellbinding debut that announces a major talent.

Clare Sestanovich is an editor at The New Yorker. Her fiction has appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewHarper's, and Electric Literature.

She will be in conversation with Brandon Taylor, the senior editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Lit Hub. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Real Life and his new collection, Filthy Animals, will be published June 22.

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Fiction & Poetry
Objects of Desire: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593318096
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Published: Knopf - June 29th, 2021

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