East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome back our friend & great author, Paul Lisicky. Paul will join us Saturday April 25th at 5pm for a reading and book signing. Paul will read from his new book Later: My Life at the Edge of the World (Book will be available March 17th). If you've had a chance to attend one of Paul's readings, you know what a beautiful, soulful event that will unfold before you. If you haven't met Paul, be sure to attend this book event! RSVP with Eventbrite to reserve your FREE seat. We encourage you to purchase the book in advance. It will be waiting for you at the bookstore where you can have it signed by Paul.
A stunning portrait of community, identity, and sexuality by the critically acclaimed author of The Narrow Door
When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history of family trauma to live in a place outside of time, known for its values of inclusion, acceptance, and art. In this idyllic haven, Lisicky searches for love and connection and comes into his own as he finds a sense of belonging. At the same time, the center of this community is consumed by the AIDS crisis, and the very structure of town life is being rewired out of necessity: What might this utopia look like during a time of dystopia?
Later dramatizes a spectacular yet ravaged place and a unique era when more fully becoming one’s self collided with the realization that ongoingness couldn’t be taken for granted, and staying alive from moment to moment exacted absolute attention. Following the success of his acclaimed memoir, The Narrow Door, Lisicky fearlessly explores the body, queerness, love, illness, community, and belonging in this masterful, ingenious new book.
Paul Lisicky is the author of five books, including Famous Builder and Lawnboy. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, among other organizations. He teaches in the MFA program at Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn.