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"Yes, Daddy" Virtual Event with Jonathan Parks-Ramage & David Yi

Join us for a virtual event with Jonathan Parks-Ramage, author of Yes, Daddy, on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm CDT! The author will be joined for a conversation by David Yi, author of Pretty Boys!

A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, Yes, Daddy follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.

Jonah Keller moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but, for the time being, lives in a rundown sublet in Bushwick, working extra hours at a restaurant only to barely make rent. When he stumbles upon a photo of Richard Shriver--the glamorous Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and quite possibly the stepping stone to the fame he craves--Jonah orchestrates their meeting. The two begin a hungry, passionate affair.

When summer arrives, Richard invites his young lover for a spell at his sprawling estate in the Hamptons. A tall iron fence surrounds the idyllic compound where Richard and a few of his close artist friends entertain, have lavish dinners, and--Jonah can't help but notice--employ a waitstaff of young, attractive gay men, many of whom sport ugly bruises. Soon, Jonah is cast out of Richard's good graces and a sinister underlay begins to emerge. As a series of transgressions lead inexorably to a violent climax, Jonah hurtles toward a decisive revenge that will shape the rest of his life.

Riveting, unpredictable, and compulsively readable, Yes, Daddy is an exploration of class, power dynamics, and the nuances of victimhood and complicity. It burns with weight and clarity--and offers hope that stories may hold the key to our healing.

Jonathan Parks-Ramage's writing has been widely published in such outlets as Vice, Slate, Out, W, Atlas Obscura, Broadly, and Elle. He is an alumnus of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Parks-Ramage lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Ryan O'Connell. Yes, Daddy is his debut novel.

David Yi is the founder of Very Good Light, a site that has aimed to redefine masculinity through a beauty lens. Prior to Very Good Light, David launched fashion and beauty verticals at Mashable, reported for WWD, and was the fashion editor at the New York Daily News, in addition to writing for many other publications. He has received a GLAAD Award and two Webby nominations, and was named one of "25 People Changing the Beauty Conversation" in Marie Claire.

Yes, Daddy Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780358447719
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 18th, 2021

Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty (and How to Glow Up, Too) Cover Image
By David Yi, Paul Tuller (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780358410683
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 22nd, 2021

Event date: 

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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