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Reading, Q&A and Book Signing with "The Tooth Fairy" Author Clifford Chase

Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

HRC Headquarters
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20036

"Consummate storyteller Clifford Chase delivers a funny, strange and ultimately heartwarming recollection of a contemporary gay life […] with a detached wit reminiscent of David Sedaris"
– Next Magazine

Chase, author of the captivatingly creative cult classic Winkie, returns with an extraordinarily honest, shockingly funny memoir told in his singular voice—incisive, wry, confiding, and always engaging.

There are his aging parents; his beloved brother, lost tragically to AIDS; and his boyfriend—always present, but always kept at a distance. There is also the joyful music of the B-52s, sexual confusion, and more recently, the mysterious appearance in his luggage of weird objects from Iran the year his mother died.

The way this book is written—in pitch-perfect fragments—is crucial to the deeper message: that we experience and remember in short bursts of insight, terror, comedy, and love. Chase's shimmering prose weaves between intimate confessions, deadpan asides, and reflections on the fear and turmoil that defined the long decade after 9/11.

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