Pages Bookshop Presents: Halle Butler
We are excited to welcome Halle Butler to Pages for her latest book, "the New Me." Halle will be joined by Christin Lee writer and founder of Room Project, for a moderated discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Halle's books will be for sale before and after this event.
About the New Me:
Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusion, fixating on all the little ways she might change her life. Then she watches TV until she drops off to sleep, and the cycle begins again.
When the possibility of a full-time job offer arises, it seems to bring the better life she's envisioning - one that involves nicer clothes, fresh produce, maybe even financial independence - within reach. But with it also comes the paralyzing realization, lurking just beneath the surface, of just how hollow that vision has become.
Darkly hilarious and devastating, The New Me is a dizzying descent into the mind of a young woman trapped in the funhouse of American consumer culture.
HALLE BUTLER is a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. Her first novel, Jillian, was called the "feel bad book of the year" by the Chicago Tribune. The New Me is her second book.