iO Tillett Wright
Thursday, September 29 @ 7:30 PM
Unfolding in animated, crystalline prose, iO Tillett Wright’s Darling Days (Ecco) is an emotionally raw, devastatingly powerful memoir of an extraordinary coming of age – a tale of gender and identity, freedom and addiction, rebellion and survival in the 1980s and 1990s, when punk, poverty, heroin, and art collided in the urban bohemia of New York’s Lower East Side. At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and a domineering Ma – a bond defined by freedom and control, excess and sacrifice, by heartbreaking deprivation, agonizing rupture, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity, of the instincts that shape us and the norms that deform us, and, like Patti Smith’s Just Kids, a brutally honest combination of street toughness and artistic tenderness. This event is sponsored by Q Center.