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SIX YEARS of UNNAMED PRESS with new books by RHEEA MUKHERJEE and ADAM NEMETT in conversation with JOSEPHINE DECKER

Join us for a celebration of Los Angeles's own Unnamed Press featuring their two most recent releases: The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee and We Can Save Us All by Adam Nemett. 

The Body Myth (Unnamed Press)

Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, a modern bustling city and the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone, occupied only by her love of literature and the French existentialists, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began.

Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman Sara, who suffers a myriad of unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband Rahil, triking up intimate, volatile and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more. Mukherjee delivers an intense and unexpected modern love story that reconciles reality with desire in this riveting debut set in a fictional city in India.

Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in several publications including Scroll.in, Southe rn Humanities Review, Out of Print, QLRS and Bengal Lights, among others. Herprevious stories have been Pushcart nominees, Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Finalists, and semi-finalists for the Black Lawrence Press Award. Rheea spent her childhood in the US and her teens in India. She came back to the States for college and her MFA, and then returned to Bangalore, where she currently resides. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore. The Body Myth is her first novel. You can learn more about Rheea at www.rheeamukherjee.com.

We Can Save Us All (Unnamed Press)

Welcome to The Egg, an off-campus geodesic dome where David Fuffman and his crew of alienated Princeton students train for what might be the end of days: America is in a perpetual state of war, climate disasters create a global state of emergency, and scientists believe time itself may be collapsing.

Funded by the charismatic Mathias Blue, and fueled by psychedelics, a student revolution incubates at The Egg, inspired by the superheroes that dominate American culture. A sprawling, ambitious debut, author Adam Nemett bravely delves into contemporary life in all of its chaos and unknowing to examine what may be the fundamental question of our time: just who is responsible for fixing all of this?

Adam Nemett graduated from Princeton University and received his MFA in Fiction/Screenwriting from California College of the Arts. He serves as creative director and
author for The History Factory. He is the writer/director of the feature film, The Instrument (2005), which LA Weekly described as, "damn near unclassifiable." At Princeton, Nemett co- founded MIMA Music Inc., a student organization that grew into an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit that has operated in 40 countries worldwide. Adam's work has been published, reviewed and featured in Variety, LA Weekly, The New Yorker, Washington Post,  Forbes.com, The Brooklyn Rail, Cville Niche, C-Ville Weekly  and Cornel West's memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out LoudWe Can Save Us All is his debut novel. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and two kids.

Josephine Decker is an actress and director, known for Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014), Collective: Unconscious (2016), Madeline's Madeline (2018) and the forthcoming Shirley Jackson biopic Shirley (2019), starring Elisabeth Moss.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Body Myth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781944700843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Unnamed Press - February 26th, 2019

We Can Save Us All Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781944700768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Unnamed Press - November 13th, 2018