Between the Covers Hosts First Time Novelist Gabby Rivera Reading JULIET TAKES A BREATH at Blue Stockings 3/26

Help Latina feminist novelist Gabby Rivera celebrate the publication of her amazing coming of age first novel with a reading and Q & A at Blue Stockings, 172 Allen St., 7 pm

The just-published queer first novel, Juliet Takes a Breath features a young, newly out Puerto Rican protagonist, Juliet Milagros Palante who is obsessed with her first feminist book. Juliet contacts the author, Harlowe Brisbane, and sets up a summer internship. Out of the Bronx, and off to Portland, Oregon, Juliet confronts white feminism and coming out to her family while navigating the world of queer politics.

“Exuberant and gorgeous debut novel…hilarious and charming..So much to relate to as queer POC trying to make sense of the broader queer and feminist communities.”

Roxane Gay, NY Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist

“Even if Holden Caulfield was born in the Bronx in the 1980’s, he could never be this awesome.”

–Inga Muscio, author of Cunt




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