On this episode of Salt Lake Dirt I welcome back author Liska Jacobs. Liska has been one of my favorite writers from the past few years. Her novel The Pink Hotel will be released July 19th on MCD. The book is incredible and I encourage everyone to pick up a copy. Liska will be in the USA promoting the book and you'll be able to find some of those events if you scroll to the bottom of the page.
Thanks for listening!
About The Pink Hotel:
"Newlyweds Keith and Kit Collins can hardly believe their luck when the general manager of the iconic, opulent Pink Hotel invites them to come for a luxurious stay as a bid to hire Keith. Kit loves their small-town life, but Keith has always wanted more, and the glittering, lily-scented lobby makes him feel right at home.
Soon after their arrival, wildfires sweep through the surrounding mountains and Los Angeles becomes a pressure cooker, with riots breaking out across the city amid rolling blackouts. The Pink Hotel closes its doors to "outsiders," and Keith and Kit find themselves confined with an anxious, disgruntled staff and a growing roster of eccentric, ultra-wealthy, dangerously idle guests who flock to the hotel for sanctuary, company, and entertainment.
The Pink Hotel exposes a tenuous class system within its walls, full of insurmountable expectations and unspoken resentments, which deteriorate as the city burns. In her barbed, provocative new novel, Liska Jacobs explores the corrosive nature of greed and interrogates the notion of true love, while hurtling readers toward certain disaster." (Source: MCD)
About the author:
"Liska Jacobs holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications." (Source: LiskaJacobs.com)
Liska Jacobs presents The Pink Hotel with Karolina Waclawiak
1814 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Jul 19, 7:30pm
Arts & Letters: Liska Jacobs
UCR Palm Desert Campus
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA
Jul 21, 6:00–7:00pm
Liska Jacobs: In conversation with Meg Howrey
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Jul 29, 7:00pm
Smart Summer Reads
Manhattan Beach, CA
Jul 31, 3:00pm
The Pink Hotel : Book Launch with Liska Jacobs
21 VeteranenstraßeBerlin, BE, 10119 Germany
Aug 28, 8:00pm