Book & Design Launch · Wine Reception · Book Signing
»Daisy · The Alchemical Adventures of a New Orleans Hermaphrodite« is the debut novel by Gordon Walmsley, an American-born poet from New Orleans living and working in Copenhagen. Independently published by The Copenhagen Review and designed by Spoerl & Zakrisson (Polytype), American art historian and Swedish book designer duo, who own and operate a book and graphic design studio in Østerbro.
Copies of the book offered at specially reduced prices for this occasion only. The author will be present to sign, dedicate and personalize your copy. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
What the literary world is saying about Daisy:
»Daisy reads wonderfully!«
– Sarah Crichton, editor, Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux
»I loved Daisy. It manages what very few books get close to. I was struck by how funny the book is, hilarious at many points. The brilliance of Daisy is that it roots the metaphysical stuff in a way that allows that stuff to enter. Daisy is a knockout. And New Orleans gets to be a character all by herself.«
– Larissa Kostoff, co-edtor, Descant Magazine, Toronto
»Very sophisticated, but light enough to wrench smiles from even a jaded reader.«
– Peter Rutledge Koch, author, printer, artist in Berkeley/San Francisco
»She is the undaisiest of daisies. An Uptown heterae, polymorph and polymath, a stormwatcher at once cyclonic and anticyclonic. Walmsley’s vision of New Orleans will probably not be what you expect, but it’s all the more valid for its unpredictability.«
– Leopold Froehlich, managing editor, Playboy
»Daisy could only have been written by a poet, philosopher and true initiate of New Orleans. Indeed, Daisy may be the most unique narrator to come along in many years, embodying as she does the mystery, diversity and eccentricity of that great ... shady city.«
– Rosemary Daniell, author of 'Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South’