You are here

LONG PLAYERS, Peter Coviello

Event date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
East City Bookshop

 

RSVP on Facebook or at rsvp@eastcitybookshop.com

Join East City and Peter Coviello, author of Long Players, for a book talk and signing. 


A story of heartbreak, (ex)stepparenthood, and the limitless grace of pop songs

Have you ever fallen in love—exalting, wracking, hilarious love—with a song? Long Players is a book about that everyday kind of besottedness—and, also, about those other, more entangling sorts of love that songs can propel us into. We follow Peter Coviello through his happy marriage, his blindsiding divorce, and his fumbling post marital forays into sex and romance. Above all we travel with him as he calibrates, mix by mix and song by song, his place in the lives of two little girls, his suddenly ex-stepdaughters. In his grief, he considers what keeps us alive (sex, talk, dancing) and our many interwoven ways of falling in love: with books and bands and records, with friends, with lovers, with the families we make.


Peter Coviello has written about Walt Whitman, Mormon polygamy, Steely Dan, the history of sexuality, queer children, American literature, stepparenthood, and Prince. This work has appeared in The BelieverFriezeAvidlyRaritan, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as in several books. In 2017–18, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He lives in Chicago.

Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132332
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018