Kelly Grey Carlisle presents We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir

Kelly Grey Carlisle presents <i>We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir</i>

Courtesy Kelly Grey Carlisle


Mon., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. 2017
Free, book is $24.99

Location Info:

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069

The events described in Kelly Grey Carlisle's new book read like the plot of a fantastic, improbable novel: A 3-week-old girl is found in a dresser drawer in a motel room by a police detective after her prostitute mother is strangled to death in the mid-1970s. Raised by a grandfather who owns an adult-video store, the female narrator grows up on a run-down boat in a decidedly unglamorous part of L.A. Harbor amid a milieu of johns and drug users before eventually trying to solve the cold-case murder of her mom. But the coming-of-age story that Carlisle reveals in We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir is true, as the noted essayist struggles to understand the mother she never knew.


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