Mona Awad, with Bunny

Monday, June 29th, 2020, 7pm EDT, online only via Zoom. Did you miss this? We recorded it!

Mona Awad visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to celebrate the paperback release of her deliciously creepy novel, Bunny! The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel from the acclaimed author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Ms Awad will be joined in conversation by Gibson's own Kelso.

"We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?"

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and seem to move and speak as one.

But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the Bunnies' sinister yet saccharine world, beginning to take part in the ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur. Soon, her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies will be brought into deadly collision.

The spellbinding new novel from one of our most fearless chroniclers of the female experience, Bunny is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8715923222321/WN_jzLnlFxYS9-J4igoEDOv7w

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Gibson's Bookstore's events program is sustained by book sales; buy it here, keep the program running. Signed bookplates included with purchase.
 

Event date: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

"Jon Swift + Witches of Eastwick + Kelly 'Get In Trouble' Link + Mean Girls + Creative Writing Degree Hell! No punches pulled, no hilarities dodged, no meme unmangled! O Bunny you are sooo genius!" —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

"A wild, audacious and ultimately unforgettable novel." Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times 


13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Fiction Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128489
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2016

“Stunning...As you watch Lizzie navigate fraught relationships — with food, men, girlfriends, her parents and even with herself — you’ll want to grab a friend and say: ‘Whoa. This. Exactly.’” Washington Post

"A hilarious, heartbreaking book." —People


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