Miranda July in conversation with Virginia Prescott - All Fours

Miranda July in conversation with Virginia Prescott - All Fours

Friday, May 17, 2024 7:00 PM

Location:
SCADshow
1470 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

The New York Times bestselling author returns with an irreverently sexy, tender, hilarious and surprising novel about a woman upending her life.

A Cappella Books proudly welcomes acclaimed artist, filmmaker and author Miranda July to the beautiful new SCADshow theatre in honor of her highly-anticipated new book, “All Fours.” The author will appear in conversation with Virginia Prescott, President of School of Humans Audio and former host of GPB's "On Second Thought."

Tickets include a signed copy of "All Fours."

Please note: Although tickets are non-refundable, if you cannot attend, your ticket still entitles you to a signed copy of the book. A Cappella Books will hold your book for one month from the event date. You may pick it up in-store or call us to request shipping.

About the Book

A semi-famous artist announces her plan to drive cross-country, from LA to NY. Thirty minutes after leaving her husband and child at home, she spontaneously exits the freeway, beds down in a nondescript motel, and immerses herself in an entirely different journey.

Miranda July’s second novel confirms the brilliance of her unique approach to fiction. With July’s wry voice, perfect comic timing, unabashed curiosity about human intimacy, and palpable delight in pushing boundaries, "All Fours" tells the story of one woman’s quest for a new kind of freedom. Part absurd entertainment, part tender reinvention of the sexual, romantic, and domestic life of a forty-five-year-old female artist, "All Fours" transcends expectation while excavating our beliefs about life lived as a woman. Once again, July hijacks the familiar and turns it into something new and thrillingly, profoundly alive.

About the Author

Miranda July is a writer, filmmaker, and artist. Her debut novel, "The First Bad Man," was an instant New York Times bestseller, and her collection of stories, "No One Belongs Here More Than You," won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. July lives in Los Angeles.

About the Conversation Partner

Before being named President of School of Humans audio division, Virginia Prescott hosted GPB's "On Second Thought" from 2018-2021. Prescott has gathered an impressive collection of tote bags and awards over decades in public media. She earned her audio chops as producer and director for NPR’s "On Point" and "Here and Now" and on the Peabody Award-winning team behind "Jazz from Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley." She’s worked at stations from New Orleans to New York, in conflict zones from the Balkans to Sierra Leone and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard.