NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger returns to the setting of this acclaimed novel for a reading at Detroit Public Library’s Author Series.
NIRVANA IS HERE is an honest story about the past and present in the segregated suburbs of Detroit during the 1990s framed by the rise and fall of the band Nirvana and the wide-reaching scope of the #metoo movement.
“Both timely and refreshing in its complexity, Nirvana is Here gets to the heart of matters and revels in the glory of accepting one’s against-the-grain identity.” —Hyype
“As in his story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (which won him a Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) and his novel Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award finalist), Aaron presents us with one more deft characterization of a person who seeks to close the space between the past and present self.” —Lambda Literary Review
“Hamburger is tender and provocative in his examinations of sexual abuse, racial strife in ’90s Detroit, and the way that discovering Nirvana changes everything about Ari’s world. The complexities of this novel are deftly handled by Hamburger, whose sensitive and observant prose is a pure joy to read on every page.” —Electric Literature
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