Main Library unveils ‘Magical Teenage Princess’ book Aug. 18 | News
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Don’t let the title fool you. “I Am a Magical Teenage Princess” isn’t a frothy pink literary effort for the tween set. It explores the goddesses of pop culture in a decidedly adult manner.
Author Luke Geddes will be on hand for the launch of his first book “I Am a Magical Teenage Princess” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Popular Library Reading Lounge of the Main Library, 800 Vine Street.
Geddes’ book is a thematically linked collection of short stories celebrating and re-examining 1960s and contemporary culture, magnifying such popular icons as Betty and Veronica and Wonder Woman through a literary lens of wit and pathos.
Geddes is a Ph.D. student of fiction at the University of Cincinnati. The Wisconsin native now calls East Walnut Hills home.
His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in “Hayden’s Ferry Review,” “Conjunctions,” “Mid-American Review,” “Washington Square,” “The Collagist,” and other journals. “I Am a Magical Teenage Princess” is his debut collection.
In regards to “I Am a Magical Teenage Princess” Publishers Weekly said, “In a lesser writer’s hands the work would come off as puerile, but Geddes’s sure prose, empathy, pop cultural knowledge, and stoner wit make for a rewarding and unusual collection.”
Copies of the book will be on the sale at the Library. The author will read from his collection, answer questions and then sign copies of the book at the event. Subject matter of the book is suitable for adult audiences only. For more information, call 513-369-6919.