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19 May at 19:00 20:30 EDT

Along with Author Ken Harvey and his novel Book of Casey Adair, Montreal author Melanie Mitzner will launch her novel Slow Reveal at Bureau of General Services – Queer Division, New York City, 7 pm on May 19th with financial assistance from the Canada Council of the Arts and the Writers Union of Canada. Free registraton for the live and live streamed event on Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-melanie-mitzners-slow-reveal-ken-harveys-book-of-casey-adair-tickets-327512267007?aff=ebdssbdestsearch .

Set in 1990s New York, Slow Reveal paints a portrait of artists who defy the arbiters of culture and challenge social norms. Art, addiction and family dynamics capsize the Kanes when they discover the parallel life of Katharine, film editor, mother, lover and wife.
In an open marriage, after a decade-long affair with Naomi, a lesbian poet, Katharine’s marriage to Jonathan collapses in his struggle with sobriety when he’s ostracized for politicizing art and abandons his career for advertising. Faced with confrontations from her two grown daughters, an installation artist and an aspiring writer, Katharine hangs onto her former life. When unforeseen tragedy strikes, devotion and commitment are not the guardrails that keep their work or relationships on track but rather a form of entrapment.
A captivating story about relevance at the end of the 20th century, the novel questions the voracious demands of contemporary society through a riveting portrayal of turbulent family life, impacted by art shaped by the media and influenced by social and political injustice. Success is redefined by the courage to embark on the artistic process, as risky, messy and unpredictable as building intimacy and trust in love.