R.J Hernández, the author of An Innocent Fashion, will join us for this week's book club! Feel free to bring any questions and a copy of the book to be signed!
An Innocent Fashion, R.J. Hernandez
Elián San Jamar knew from childhood that he was destined for a better life than the one his working-class multiracial parents share in Texas. A full ride to Yale opens the door to a more glamorous world, and he quickly befriends Madeline and Dorian, both scions of incredible privilege. With their help, he reinvents himself, and after four decadent years he graduates as Ethan St. James. But reality hits hard when Ethan arrives at fashion magazine Régine and is relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder.
Mordantly funny and emotionally ruthless, An Innocent Fashion is the saga of a true millennial–naïve, idealistic, struggling with his identity and sexuality–trying to survive in an industry, and in a city, notorious for attracting graduates only to chew them up and spit them out. Oscillating between melodrama and whip-smart sarcasm, pretentiousness and heartbreaking vulnerability, increasingly disillusioned with Régine and Madeline and Dorian, Ethan begins to unravel.
Location will be announced soon.
This book club does not require annual membership dues. However, we kindly ask that attendees bring $2 cash to the event to cover Meetup fees and the occasional book giveaway. (We now have a second option: $20 for 1 full year of Meetup events!)