Other Life Forms Release Party!

An orange and red book cover with a picture of a wireframe insect. Text: Other Life Forms: a novel. Julia Glassman. "Stunning, unflinching, and pitch-perfect"--Joan Silber.

Hey! I wrote a novel. And that novel is coming out this weekend! And you should come to the release party! There will be champagne and a zine-making table! You can win a free copy of the book! YAY.

Here’s the official invitation, copied from Dinah Press’s website:

Come join us for the release of Julia Glassman’s debut novel, Other Life Forms!  The celebration will include mini-readings at 1:30 and 2:30, a raffle for a free copy of the book, a zine-making station, and champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Saturday, November 17
1:00-3:00 pm

About the novel:

Sylvie, a frustrated sculptor-turned-waitress, decides to play an unusual prank: she hangs missing person posters featuring her own face in order to see who might call.  But the prank takes an unexpected turn when a handsome stranger swoops in to save her from herself and a band of cocky artists and writers takes her under its wing.  Before she knows it, she’s literally the poster child for an avant-garde movement that quickly veers out of control.  Meanwhile, Sylvie struggles to come to terms with the death of her college sweetheart, a shy gamer, who, struggling to adjust to life after graduation, retreated to an online fantasy world and never returned.

Lampooning both the conservatism of Orange County and the privileged youths who rebel against it, Other Life Forms is a hilarious and deeply moving account of a late bloomer’s search for identity, a quirky meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman when neither mode of being seems sustainable.

“Julia Glassman’s writing is stunning, unflinching, and pitch-perfect. She knows what is going on inside the dazed silences of her characters, and she moves with clarity toward a rare understanding.” –Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven and The Size of the World

“Julia Glassman seems to know everything there is to know about those drifting years between college and adulthood when you feel that you could become anything and might become nothing. She has written a first novel of great compassion, sly humor, and graceful insight.” –Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Brief History of the Dead and The Illumination

You can preorder a paperback or e-book at Dinah’s website!
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