Join us as we celebrate the release of Lindsay Lerman’s debut novel, I’m From Nowhere. A signing will follow. This event will be free and open to the public.
I’m From Nowhere follows Claire as she mourns the sudden death of her husband. She has no child, no job, no agency. She confronts a dying planet and an emerging sense of self. She puts herself in the hands of men—some of her oldest friends—who may have come to save her, a contemporary Penelope with a raft of suitors. Is it possible for a woman to reclaim her life and set its terms without succumbing to suicide or submission? At once intimate and sprawling, this book is an examination of the stories we are told—and the stories we tell ourselves—about identity, permanence, and meaning in our beautiful, hostile world.
Lindsay Lerman is a writer and translator. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She lives in Richmond. Her first translation will be published in 2020. I’m From Nowhere is her first novel.