RESCHEDULED "The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart" w/ R. Zamora Linmark

***Due to ongoing public health concerns, the author has decided to postpone this event. Please watch our website and social media for updates as they come! Thank you for your patience and understanding!***

Please Join Us for a Reading & Conversation w/

R ZAMORA LINMARK, Aurhor of The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) and Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) will pull out the tissues for this tender, quirky story of one seventeen-year-old boy's journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde.

Words have always been more than enough for Ken Z, but when he meets Ran at the mall food court, everything changes. Beautiful, mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken: first kiss, first love. But as quickly as he enters Ken's life, Ran disappears, and Ken Z is left wondering: Why love at all, if this is where it leads? Letting it end there would be tragic. So, with the help of his best friends, the comfort of his haikus and lists, and even strange, surreal appearances by his hero, Oscar Wilde, Ken will find that love is worth more than the price of heartbreak.

"An unabashed love letter to Oscar Wilde, Cole Porter, and the arts' ability to give voice to human emotion." -- Kirkus

"Linmark's novel is definitely offbeat and wild(e)ly imaginative...and a rich reading experience that would make the ineffable Oscar proud." -- Booklist

About the Author:

Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark was born in Manila and educated in Honolulu. He is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leche (Coffee House Press) and Rolling the R's (Kaya Press), which he adapted for the stage. He lives in Honolulu and Manila. The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart is his debut YA novel.

Event date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101938218
Availability: Available to Ship
Published: Delacorte Press - August 13th, 2019