Adam McOmber discusses and signs My House Gathers Desires


Adam McOmber's lush, hallucinatory stories are both familiar and wholly original. Drawn from the historical record, Biblical lore, fairy tales, science fiction, and nightmares, these offbeat and fantastical works explore gender and sexuality in their darkest and most beautiful manifestations. In the tradition of Angela Carter or Kelly Link, My House Gathers Desires is covertly funny and haunting, seeking fresh ways to consider sexual identity and its relation to history.

In "Sodom and Gomorrah," readers encounter a subversive, ecstatic new version of the Old Testament story. In "The Re'em," a medieval monk's search for a mythic beast conjures forbidden desire. And in "Notes on Inversion," the German psychiatrist Kraft-Ebbing receives a surreal retort to his clinical descriptions of same-sex desire. (BOA Editions)

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
My House Gathers Desires (American Readers) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942683414
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BOA Editions - September 12th, 2017