Mike Albo Another Dimension of Us

Saturday, May 04 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a reading with Mike Albo, author of Another Dimension of Us.

Join us for a reading with Mike Albo, author of Another Dimension of Us. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: In this transdimensional love story that can best be described as The Breakfast Club meets Brit Marling’s The OA, five teens travel across the astral plane at different points in the past, present, and future of the rapidly changing Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

Renaldo Calabasas may be the most talented writer Heron High has produced. But at the height of the AIDS crisis and amidst the homophobia present most everywhere in 1986, not many of his fellow students seem to agree. But something changes the night Rene is struck by lightning and only his closest friend, Katie, and love interest, Tommy, can tell he’s undergone some inexplicable transformation. Meanwhile in 2036, Heron High students Priss and Gaye survive an ongoing plague called “The Virus” as they try to solve the mystery of what happened fifty years earlier in what locals affectionately call “The Murder House.” At the scene of the crimes, they happen upon an old self-help novel that is effectively a guide to transdimensional travel. As bodies and minds merge and travel across the astral plane, the characters discover that they are not as isolated as they often feel and that the shadow chasing them all might very well be a reflection of their own darkest secrets.

About the Author: Mike Albo (he/him, UVA alum 1991) is a writer, a performer, and the author of three novels: Hornito (one of the 50 Essential LGBTQ Works of Fiction, Flavorwire), The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (written with UVA alum Virginia Heffernan), and Another Dimension of Us. His other works include The Junket and Spermhood: Diary of a Donor. He’s written for The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ, TED, and numerous others, including as the Critical Shopper columnist for The New York Times. He’s performed solo shows and comedy across the US, Canada, and the UK. Selections of his work appear in Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (edited by Jo Bonney). Find out more about his work at mikealbo.net.

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"Albo explores the universal emotions of adolescence that not only span time and dimension but are ultimately connected in this lucid and thought-provoking novel."


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