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Hogarth Press
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Emma Copley Eisenberg is a queer writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her first book, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, was named a New York Times Notable Book and was nominated for an Edgar Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and an Anthony Award, among other honors. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, McSweeney's, VQR, American Short Fiction, and other publications. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she co-founded Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts.
"Tender, introspective, and at times delightfully funny, this is the perfect book to bring on a road trip."--Time, '15 LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride'

"[An] exceptional, keenly observed meditation on art and love."--People

"A contemporary, queerer take on the American dream."--Marie Claire

"Tender, nuanced, and hilarious."--Oprah Daily

"[A] wise and beautiful and gorgeously gay exploration of America, art, and the rugged vast country that is love itself."--Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of All This Could Be Different

"A beautiful novel about art, community, and connection."--Rachel Khong, New York Times bestselling author of Real Americans

"Emotionally rich and quietly thought-provoking, this is simply a stunning debut."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Sumptuous . . . Once Eisenberg revs the engine, she reaches luminous heights. Readers will count themselves lucky to go along for the ride."--Publishers Weekly

"A debut novel that's part The Price of Salt and part Just Kids, in which two friends journey across America in pursuit of art and love."--Electric Literature

"Eisenberg's fiction debut feels like a swim in a heated pool after a long journey."--Los Angeles Times, "10 Books to Add to Your Reading List in May"

"A genuine book about art, love, friendship, chosen family, and America in this moment."--Harper's Bazaar, "Best Beach Reads of 2024"

"Gorgeous . . . A novel as full as life itself, about art-making and love and friendship and making a way in the world, complicated, funny, questioning, moral."--Elizabeth McCracken, author of The Hero of This Book

"The brilliant, queer, abundant, art-drunk, soulful, sexy American road-trip novel we've needed for so long."--Stacey D'Erasmo, author of The Complicities

"A perfect novel about making art, making a life, and how to do those things at the same time, with other people."--Hilary Leichter, "A Year in Reading" at The Millions

"Ripe and undeniably rich . . . Emma Copley Eisenberg is a brilliant writer, and Housemates is superb." --Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things

"Warm and inviting . . . Eisenberg captures the complexity of both people and places with precision and generosity."--Sara Novic, New York Times bestselling author of True Biz

"A novel of young queer artists making love, poems, photographs and haunted houses."--Sarah Schulman, author of Let the Record Show

"Radiant and invigoratingly truthful, Housemates invites us to think about the community and country that are possible when we love."--Megha Majumdar, New York Times bestselling author of A Burning