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R.O. KWON with RACHEL KHONG at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

R.O. Kwon author photo and The Incendiaries cover image

Alta Magazine & Books Inc. present National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow R.O. Kwon in celebration of the paperback release of her nationally bestselling novel, The Incendiaries. R.O. will be conversation with Rachel Khong, author of the novel Goodbye, Vitamin.


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Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.

Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he's worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Books: 
The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213906
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 30th, 2019

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Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250182555
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Picador - July 10th, 2018

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