If the accolades for Daisy Johnson’s first novel don’t sell you—Finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, one of the NYTimes Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2018—then the gripping description surely will. Everything Under is an electrifying interpretation of a Oedipus, where young hero Gretel must find her disappeared mother (with whom she shared an invented language!) after the mother contacts her for rescue from a creature lurking beneath the canals of Oxford. We cannot wait to hear the young powerhouse author Johnson discuss her book with writer Curtis Sittenfeld at Black Dog in St. Easy thanks to SubText Books (who will thankfully have copies on hand for you to snatch up). Tuesday, February 5th, 6 PM reception, 7 PM reading. Free.Tracy Oxford

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