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New York in Fiction: An Author Reading and Discussion

Join us Thursday, 9/15 at 7pm for an in-store reading and conversation with authors Jesse Salvo (Blue Rhinoceros) and June Gervias (Jobs for Girls With Artistic Flair). They will each read from their debut novels, share their journeys as authors, and discuss why New York was the perfect setting for their tales of conspiracies, rhinos, tattoos, and psychics.

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June Gervais's debut novel, Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking Penguin, June 2022), is a fun, feminist, coming-of-age love story about a young woman striving to become a tattoo artist in 1980s Long Island. Jobs for Girls has been featured in The New York Times, Newsday, Shondaland, Autostraddle, Ploughshares, and Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature," and praised by Kirkus Reviews as "immersive and wholly alive...original and a pleasure to read." June's essays and stories have appeared in Lit Hub, Writer’s Digest, Sojourners, The Common, Cordella, Big Fiction, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. Find her on Instagram (@june.gervais.writer) or at junegervais.com.

Jesse Salvo is a native New Yorker but now lives in Seville, Spain. His work has been published in over a dozen literary journals including Hobart Pulp, Maudlin House, Barren Magazine, Menacing Hedge, X-Ray Lit, others. Before that, he spent three years working for online comedy magazines. His first novel, Blue Rhinoceros, about a disgraced newspaperman who gets hired to investigate the murder of an endangered species in a New York zoo and ultimately finds himself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy, debuted in May 2022 courtesy of New Meridian Arts. Salvo serves as senior fiction editor and contributing columnist for Bull Magazine.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
Blue Rhinoceros: A Novel By Jesse Salvo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781737249184
Published: Jesse Salvo - April 15th, 2022

Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair: A Novel By June Gervais Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593298794
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - June 21st, 2022