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Live at Brookline Booksmith! Ryan La Sala with Sara Farizan

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Ryan La Sala with Sara Farizan

Friday, August 19, 2022 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The Honeys with author Ryan La Sala, in conversation with Sara Farizan.

 

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The Honeys

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat.

Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he can about his once-inseparable sister who'd grown tragically distant.

Mars's genderfluidity means he's often excluded from the traditions -- and expectations -- of his politically-connected family. This includes attendance at the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy where his sister poured so much of her time. But with his grief still fresh, he insists on attending in her place.

What Mars finds is a bucolic fairytale not meant for him. Folksy charm and sun-drenched festivities camouflage old-fashioned gender roles and a toxic preparatory rigor. Mars seeks out his sister's old friends: a group of girls dubbed the Honeys, named for the beehives they maintain behind their cabin. They are beautiful and terrifying -- and Mars is certain they're connected to Caroline's death.

But the longer he stays at Aspen, the more the sweet mountain breezes give way to hints of decay. Mars’s memories begin to falter, bleached beneath the relentless summer sun. Something is hunting him in broad daylight, toying with his mind. If Mars can't find it soon, it will eat him alive.

Ryan La Sala writes about surreal things happening to queer people. He is the author of Reverie and Be Dazzled and lives in New York City. Visit him online at ryanlasala.com.

Moderator Sara Farizan (she/her) is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of books and stories for young people. Her young adult novels with Algonquin Young Readers are Here to Stay, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, and the Lambda Literary award winning If You Could Be Mine, which was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time. Her latest novel, Dead Flip, is a horror comedy set in the 90s about a childhood friend who comes back from disappearing in the 80s and is still twelve while his estranged best friends are seniors in high school. Booklist's starred review of Dead Flip described it as "A well-crafted homage to narratives like It and Stranger Things...A great choice for horror stalwart fans and newcomers to the genre." She also had a dream come true in writing a middle grade graphic novel for DC comics, My Buddy Killer Croc, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari, featuring many of Farizan's favorite characters from Gotham City.