WINNER of the 2021 NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award. Finalist for the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize. Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2020. One of Amazon’s 100 Best Books of 2020.
Needless to say, you won’t want to miss this pick. Join us at the Main Library, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, May 11th from 6PM – 8PM for a group discussion of Catherine Lacey’s provocative and ever so timely novel, Pew:
A figure with no discernible identity appears in a small, religious town, throwing its inhabitants into a frenzy.
Pew, Catherine Lacey’s third novel, is a foreboding, provocative, and amorphous fable about the world today: its contradictions, its flimsy morality, and the limits of judging others based on their appearance. With precision and restraint, one of our most beloved and boundary-pushing writers holds up a mirror to her characters’ true selves, revealing something about forgiveness, perception, and the faulty tools society uses to categorize human complexity.