Oakland - Elisa Albert discusses & signs "After Birth"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Elisa Albert to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, After Birth, on Sunday, March 8th at 3 pm. Joining her in conversation will be Edan Lepucki, author of California.
A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it "birth" and still she can't locate herself in her altered universe. Amid the strange, disjointed rhythms of her days and nights and another impending winter in upstate New York, Ari is a tree without roots, struggling to keep her branches aloft. When Mina, a one-time cult musician--older, self-contained, alone, and nine-months pregnant--moves to town, Ari sees the possibility of a new friend, despite her unfortunate habit of generally mistrusting women. Soon they become comrades-in-arms, and the previously hostile terrain seems almost navigable.
Elisa Albert, author of The Book of Dahlia and a collection of short stories, has written for NPR, Tin House, Commentary, Salon, and The Rumpus. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in upstate New York with her family.