R.O. Kwon and Lupita Aquino for EXHIBIT **IN-PERSON**

Join Loyalty Bookstores, DC Public Library, and The Writer's Center for an in-person event with R.O. Kwon and Lupita Aquino for Exhibit! This event will take place at DCPL's MLK Library location, in the 1st floor auditorium. **This event is free to attend, but registration is requiredplease register on DCPL's website.** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or borrow a copy from DCPL, and we will have additional copies for sale at the event. Please email  with any questions. Please note that face masks are strongly encouraged and will be required for the signing line!


From bestselling author R. O. Kwon, an exhilarating, blazing-hot novel about a woman caught between her desires and her life.

At a lavish party in the hills outside of San Francisco, Jin Han meets Lidija Jung and nothing will ever be the same for either woman. A brilliant young photographer, Jin is at a crossroads in her work, in her marriage to her college love Philip, and in who she is and who she wants to be. Lidija is an alluring, injured world-class ballerina on hiatus from her ballet company under mysterious circumstances. Drawn to each other by their intense artistic drives, the two women talk all night.

Cracked open, Jin finds herself telling Lidija about an old familial curse, breaking a lifelong promise. She's been told that if she doesn’t keep the curse a secret, she risks losing everything; death and ruin could lie ahead. As Jin and Lidija become more entangled, they realize they share more than the ferocity of their ambition, and begin to explore hidden desires. Something is ignited in Jin: her art, her body, and her sense of self irrevocably changed. But can she avoid the specter of the curse? Vital, bold, powerful, and deeply moving, Exhibit asks: how brightly can you burn before you light your life on fire?


R. O. Kwon is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries, which was named a best book of the year by more than forty publications and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. With Garth Greenwell, Kwon coedited the bestselling Kink, a New York Times Notable Book. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe New YorkerVanity Fair, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Born in Seoul, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.


Lupita Aquino, better known as @Lupita.Reads on Instagram and TikTok, passionately spreads her love for books online. Her vibrant platforms overflow with book recommendations and discussions, resonating with readers globally. She has also contributed her insightful book coverage to outlets such as like Today.com, Bomb Mag, Aster(ix) Literary Journal, She Reads, the Washington Independent Review of Books and many more. When she’s not reading or writing you can catch her visiting local bookstores and libraries with her son and wife.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
MLK Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Exhibit: A Novel By R. O. Kwon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593190029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2024

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The Incendiaries: A Novel By R. O. Kwon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213906
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

Kink: Stories By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor) Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
ISBN: 9781982110215
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021