At Skylight: Ethel Rohan presents SING, I w/ Alissa Nutting

At Skylight: Ethel Rohan presents SING, I w/ Alissa Nutting

Join us for one woman's path to rediscovering herself through music, romance, and a little vigilantism

Inside Half Moon Bay, a sparkling California coastal town, Ester Prynn is dulled and diminished by struggles with work, money, marriage, her senile father, a troubled teenage son, and old guilt she can’t assuage. When a masked gunman robs the convenience store where Ester works, he upends her fraught life and propels her toward passions buried, like singing; desires discovered, like a same-sex infatuation; and wrongs righted, like bringing the violent assailant to justice. But as the armed robber commits new crimes and continues to evade capture, the trauma from the holdup climbs, threatening Ester’s newfound delights and longings and forcing her to contend with her burning regrets and what-ifs. In the reckoning between Ester and these growing, molten upsets, she’s faced with enormous choices and must determine what and who can bring her to her best life.

San Francisco-based Irish author Ethel Rohan is an award-winning essayist, novelist, and short story writer. Most recently, In the Event of Contact won the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize. She has published widely beyond her books, including work in The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Washington Post, The Irish Times, PEN America, Tin House, and Guernica. For her recent foray into playwriting, she received a residency at Pavilion Theatre Studio, Ireland. The dream though is the Big Screen. Sing, I is her second novel.

Alissa Nutting is a novelist, screenwriter, and showrunner, most recently of the Adult Swim & MAX animated series Teenage Euthanasia and the MAX original comedy Made For Love based on her New York Times Editor’s Choice novel of the same name.

Event date: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sing, I: A Novel By Ms. Ethel Rohan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810147171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TriQuarterly - April 15th, 2024