Allen Bratton and Rabih Alameddine for HENRY HENRY **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is very excited to welcome Allen Bratton and Rabih Alameddine to celebrate Henry Henry! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). **This event is free to attend, but registration is required** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or in-person during the event! Please email  with any questions.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

LAUGH NOW. CRY LATER. 

"Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere..."

It's London, 2014, and Hal Lancaster, son and heir of Henry, Duke of Lancaster, is in a holding pattern: his mother is dead, his father is dying or remarrying or both, his siblings are fighting, his internship is pointless, and nobody will leave him alone. 

Everything is as it should be and yet nothing is right. Over the course of a year of partying, drinking, and flirting to dubious consequence, Hal is tested by brutal family legacies, Catholic guilt, and the terrifying possibility of being loved. All of which is complicated by a pattern of abuse that threatens to chase Hal into adulthood. The House of Lancaster will never be the same. 

Crackling with intelligence and wit, Henry Henry is a brilliant recasting of the Henriad in which Hal Lancaster is a queer protagonist for a new era. Allen Bratton arrives as a successor to Waugh and St. Aubyn with this lush, stylish novel of family, legacy, and what it means to be alive today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Allen Bratton was raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He’s since spent time in West Texas, New York City, London, Vancouver, and Dublin. He holds an MA in English Language and Literatures, having written a thesis on medieval English kingship. Henry Henry is his first novel.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER: 

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary Woman; I, the Divine; Koolaids; The Hakawati; and the story collection, The Perv. In 2019, he won the Dos Passos Prize.

 

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Henry Henry By Allen Bratton Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781961884021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Unnamed Press - April 16th, 2024

The Wrong End of the Telescope By Rabih Alameddine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802157812
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Grove Press - September 6th, 2022

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