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Garth Greenwell Presents Cleanness with Andrea Lawlor

January 15, 2020

We hosted the launch of Garth Greenwell’s Cleanness, a stirring and meditative follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel What Belongs to You. Greenwell was joined in conversation by Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.

Cleanness is a beautifully crafted reflection on sex, violence, love, and loss, told through the voice of a gay American man preparing to leave his teaching post in Bulgaria. As we embark on a heartbreaking journey, our understanding of the impulses behind our brutality and tenderness expands.