Roxane Gay in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Octavia Books hosts Roxane Gay at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at the JCC (5342 St. Charles). Gay will read from and sign copies of her book. 

You must pre-purchase the book from Octavia Books to attend the event, and only copies purchased from Octavia Books will be signed.

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.