Summary of Quick Kills
Lynn Lurie's second novel, Quick Kills, was published by Etruscan Press in the Fall of 2014. Quick Kills is narrated by a young woman seduced by an older man who convinces her she is the perfect subject for his photographs. The narrator's sister's relationship with their father sets her on an equally precarious journey. Never clearly delineating the border between art and pornography, the narrator's escalating disquiet is evidence that the line has been crossed. An examination of the manipulation of human weakness, Quick Kills, is a meditation on the shame of complicity, the imprecise nature of consent and the consequences of shared silence.
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Reading with Lynn Lurie, D.M. Aderibigbe, H.L. Hix, and Philip Brady
April 22, 2016 at 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Berl's Poetry Shop
126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
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A Conversation and Reading with Lynn Lurie
December 10th at 7:00pm
536 West 112th Street, New York, NY
Join us Wednesday, December 10th, at 7pm as we celebrate the release of Atticus Lish's new book, Preparation for the Next Life. The event will feature a reading by the author, and a conversation to follow with Lynn Lurie, author most recently of Quick Kills.
Lynn Lurie, Quick Kills, and Forrest Gander, The Trace, read and sign books and complimentary champagne
Thursday, November 20th at 7:00pm
Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20011
In this evening exploring dark muses, human impulses, and stunning new American fiction from independent publishers, we'll hear from two writers of new novels whose luminous command of language will leave you spellbound. This is the only scheduled D.C. appearance for both.
Lynn Lurie's QUICK KILLS (Etruscan Press), about a young woman and the older photographer who has her in focus, is something like LOLITA if Lo herself had been the one at the typewriter, and an essential roadmap of girlhood in the Age of the Selfie. Brian Evenson describes it as "filled with quiet menace," while the Daily Beast likens its episodic storytelling and lush sensuality to Salter's A SPORT AND A PASTIME. The Millions called QUICK KILLS "most-anticipated" and "an unsettling rumination on art, pornography and sexual violence." Foreword adds, ""ultrasophisticated yet sordid...intentionally vague & dangerously discreet."
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Lynn Lurie and John Brattin at Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY
October 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Literature in the Lounge - Experiments and Disorders
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Lynn Lurie at Mayfair
19 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
Thursday, August 14th at 3-5pm
Wine, macaroons and a sneak peek of Quick Kills.
Complimentary signed books to first 20 guests.
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Lynn Lurie at Babeland
462 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 7pm
Books at Babeland Nyc presents SEXY EDGY MOMS, provocative writing about sex, mothers, marriage and Mad Men with Jennifer Michael Hecht, Lynn Lurie, Jenny Douglas, Karen Ritter and Lisa Levy (host).
Gift bags and cocktails. - 2,3 train to Bergen, any train to Barclays/Atlantic Avenue stop
Lynn Lurie at KGB Sunday Night Fictionfacebook event
Sunday, May 18, 2014 7-8pm
KGB Bar and Lit Mag
85 East 4th Street NYC