Kristen Arnett and Laura van den Berg for WITH TEETH

Loyalty is so excited to celebrate With Teeth with Kristen Arnett and Laura van den Berg! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice or you can order the book below to be added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to Zebra Coalition in Orlando, which provides services to LGBTQ+ youth. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by ElleBuzzFeedGood Housekeeping, Thrillist, The Advocate, Lit Hub, and Paperback Paris

From the author of the New York Times-bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love

If she's being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her best--driving, cleaning, cooking, prodding him to finish projects for school--while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie's life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son's hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess--and the possibility that it will never be clean again.

Blending the warmth and wit of Arnett's breakout hit, Mostly Dead Things, with a candid take on queer family dynamics, With Teeth is a thought-provoking portrait of the delicate fabric of family--and the many ways it can be torn apart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristen Arnett is the author of the New York Times-bestselling novel Mostly Dead Things and the story collection Felt in the Jaw. A queer writer based in Florida, she has written for The New York Times, Guernica, BuzzFeed, McSweeney's, The Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and a winner of the Ninth Letter Literary Award in Fiction and the Coil Book Award.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Born and raised in Florida, Laura van den Berg is the author of five works of fiction, including The Third Hotel, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, which was one of Time Magazine’s 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Award, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In 2021, Laura was awarded both the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction.

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Event date: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 8:00pm
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With Teeth Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

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I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798664
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador - July 27th, 2021

The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019