We are delighted, in addition to hosting Vegas Tenold at the bookstore this evening, to also be hosting the eminent "novelist, artist, performer, stage director and world history enactor, composer, chanteuse" that is the "multi-gendered" Madame Nielsen. She is here from Denmark for the U.S. publication of her novel, The Endless Summer (Open Letter, translated by Gaye Kynoch). This is a unique, engaging take on identity, love, coming of age, many layers and levels worked in in an assured narrative voice.
“At the same time romantic and grim, not just a novel about the heartbreaking illusions of youth, but also a self-consuming love affair with death.”—Carsten Jensen.
“The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year.” —Sjón.