Yara by Tamara Faith Berger Launch

Tue Nov 07 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Flying Books | Toronto

Coach House Books
Publisher/HostCoach House Books
Yara by Tamara Faith Berger Launch The book launch for Yara by Tamara Faith Beger.
About this Event

Join us for the launch of Yara, the new novel by Tamara Faith Beger.

There will be a brief reading and Tamara will be in conversation with CANADALAND's Jesse Brown.

From the author of Maidenhead, a reverse cautionary tale about a young woman exploring the boundaries of sex and belonging in the early 2000s.

Distraught that her teenage daughter is in love with a woman a decade older, Yara’s mother sends her away from their home in Brazil to Israel, on a Birthright trip for Jewish youth. Freed from her increasingly controlling and jealous girlfriend, Yara is determined to forge her own path and follow her desires.

But Birthright takes a debaucherous turn, and Yara flees Israel for Toronto and then California. As she wanders, Yara is forced to reframe her relationship and her ideas around consent. Set in the sex-tape-panicked early 2000s, Yara is a reverse cautionary tale about what the body can teach us.

"Tamara Faith Berger is one of our best writers of the body, capturing in sharp, red-hot prose its raw animal urges, its often confused and contradictory desires, and the way our search for pleasure can be both liberatory and self-annihilating. Like Israel, bodies are contested territories, and in Berger's revelatory new novel, Yara seeks to wrest control and meaning from the forces that seek to instrumentalize hers: nationalism, capitalism, pornography, and lovers." – Jordan Tannahill, author of The Listeners

"This provocative coming-of-age story from Berger raises questions about sexuality, power, and the intersection of the personal and the political." – Publishers Weekly

Event Venue

Flying Books, 784 College Street, Toronto, Canada


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