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Reading and Book Launch: Rachel Monroe presented by Marfa Book Co.
August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of Marfa-based writer Rachel Monroe’s first book, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession. Rachel has been contributing excellent articles to major publications (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Texas Monthly) for the past decade. She has a remarkable way of analyzing seemingly fringe elements of American society (#vanlife, men who want to live forever, online communities of young people with intense romantic crushes on mass murderers, real estate scams, essential oils fads) with an enjoyable, and yet also somewhat sly, precision, revealing their deeper, and often more disturbing cultural currency. With, Savage Appetites Rachel has written a book investigating the popularity of the true-crime genre, especially in the context of its female audience, with an emphasis on four particularly interesting case studies, each of which focuses on one of four primary archetypes: detective, victim, defender, and killer. Don’t miss this!