Item #579050 Housemates: A Novel. Emma Copley Eisenberg.

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Housemates: A Novel

Book Condition: NEW
Publisher: Hogarth, May 2024.
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0593242238



Two young housemates embark on a road trip to discover themselves in this "beautiful novel about art, community and connection" (Rachel Khong) in a fractured America, by the award-winning author of The Third Rainbow Girl

"A wise, beautiful, and gorgeously gay exploration of America, art, and the rugged, vast country that is love itself."--Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of All This Could Be Different

A Most Anticipated Book of 2024: Los Angeles Times, Harper's Bazaar, Lit Hub, Debutiful, LGBTQ Reads, The Rumpus, Lilith, Hey Alma, Them, Kirkus Reviews

What does it feel like, standing in the moments that will mark your life?

When Bernie replies to Leah's ad for a new housemate in Philadelphia, the two begin an intense and defiantly uncategorizable friendship based on a mutual belief in their art, and one another. Both aspire to capture the world around them: Leah through her writing; Bernie through her photography.

After Bernie's former photography professor, the renowned yet tarnished Daniel Dunn, dies and leaves her a complicated inheritance, Leah volunteers to accompany Bernie to his home in rural Pennsylvania, turning the jaunt into a road trip with an ambitious mission: to document America through words and photographs.

What ensues is a journey into the heart of the nation, bringing the housemates into conversation with people from all walks of life--"the absurd dreamers and failures of this wide, wide country"-- as they try to make sense of the times they are living in. Along the way, Leah and Bernie discover what it means to chase their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace what they are capable of both romantically and artistically.

Warm and insightful, Housemates is a story of youth and freedom--a glorious celebration of queer life, and how art and love might save us all.

Price: $26.10

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