Francesca Lia Block discusses "Love in the Time of Global Warming"
11/07/2013 7:00 pm
Dive into the lyrical prose of Francesca Lia Block (author of Weetzie Bat and Dangerous Angels) as she takes you into the haunting post-apocalyptic world of her new novel, LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING. Penelope (Pen) embarks on an Odyssey of her own, through a dark world full of strange creatures. Block tackles difficult issues including environmental disaster, gender identity, friendship, loss, and first love with true grace and beauty. Share an intimate evening with the author as she takes questions from fans, talks about writing, and signs books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has
lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother.
Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark, changed world, gathers companions and loses them, finds love
and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
In her signature
style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its
destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm of Love in the Time of Global Warming is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Francesca Lia Block, recipient of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. has been publishing novels, short stories, essays, memoirs and poetry since 1989. Her work has been translated into many languages. Ms. Block lives in Los Angeles where she teaches writing workshops that are also available online.