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Sean Thor Conroe

Fuccboi

Sean Thor Conroe is a Japanese American writer. He was born in Tokyo in 1991 and was raised in Scotland, upstate New York, and the greater Bay Area. He studied literature and philosophy at Swarthmore College and attended the Columbia University School of the Arts. He has guest-edited New York Tyrant Magazine and hosts the book podcast 1storypod. 

Set in Philly one year into Donald Trump’s presidency, Sean Thor Conroe’s audacious, freewheeling debut, Fuccboi, follows our eponymous fuccboi, Sean, as he attempts to live meaningfully in a world that doesn’t seem to need him. Reconciling past, failed selves—cross-country walker, SoundCloud rapper, weed farmer—he now finds himself back in his college city, trying to write and doing stimulant-fueled bike deliveries to eat. Unable to accept that his ex has dropped him, he is yet still engaged in all the same fuckery—being coy and spineless, dodging decisions, maintaining a rotation of baes—that led to her leaving in the first place. But now Sean has begun to wonder, how sustainable is this mode? How much f*ckery is too much f*ckery? 

October 22, 1 - 2pm, Saturday

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Sean Thor Conroe + Zain Khalid

This audacious freewheeling debut novel Fuccboi follows our eponymous fuccboi, Sean, as he attempts to live meaningfully in a world that doesn’t seem to need him.

Brother Alive is an astonishing debut novel about family, sexuality, and capitalist systems of control, following three adopted brothers who live above a mosque in Staten Island with their imam father.

Sponsored by the Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust.

Ron Robinson Theater, 1-2 p.m.