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Larissa Pham in Conversation With Mary H.K. Choi

Like a song that feels written just for you, Larissa Pham’s debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go. Pop Song (Catapult) is a book about love and about falling in love — with a place, or a painting, or a person — and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love. Plumbing the well of culture for clues and patterns about love and loss — from Agnes Martin’s abstract paintings to James Turrell’s transcendent light works, and Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet to Frank Ocean’s Blonde — Pham writes of her youthful attempts to find meaning in travel, sex, drugs, and art, before sensing that she might need to turn her gaze upon herself. Pop Song is…

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Roxane Gay, Larissa Pham & Kim Fu in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch

Kink (Simon & Schuster) is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, edited by lauded writers R. O. Kwon (The Incendiaries) and Garth Greenwell (Cleanness), and featuring a roster of all-star contributors including Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, and more. Kink opens an imaginative door into the world of desire, with stories portraying love, desire, BDSM, and sexual kinks in all their glory with a bold new vision. Kink’s stories explore bondage, power-play, and submissive-dominant relationships; we are taken to private estates, therapists’ offices, underground sex clubs, and even a sex theater in early 20th-century Paris. While there are whips and chains, sure, the true power of these stories lies in their…

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