Glaser to Read from Her Book ‘Paulina & Fran’, 04/05/16, Tap Rm

Paulina & Fran

Rachel Glaser (Painting ’05) returns to RISD to read from her new novel Paulina & Fran (HarperCollins 2015) on 04/05/16 in the Tap Room starting at 8:00pm.

“A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. ” (set in part at a “New England art school”)

Rachel is also the author of a book of short stories, Pee on Water (Publishing Genius 2010), and a book of poetry, Moods (Factory Hollow Press 2013). This event is supported by the RISD 2050 Fund and the RISD Department of Painting.


Critical Praise:

“[A] gem of a novel . . .The novel’s mix feels fresh; nearly Gothic in its representation of its doubled heroines and their savage, fervent yearnings but satisfyingly specific in its minute, deliciously petty details.” — New York Times Book Review

“A funny, fast-paced story that follows the post-college life of a drifting, obsessive friendship, Paulina & Fran will appeal to everyone from fans of Broad City to Elena Ferrante devotees.” — Huffington Post

“Rachel B. Glaser’s beguiling novel [is] intense and wholly original.” — New York Magazine

“A rare novel that focuses its attention on the difficulties of repairing adult friendships, with a fun setting and a bold cast of characters to lighten the mood.” — Kirkus Reviews

Book Reading, LAS, Paulina & Fran, Rachel Glaser

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