June Martin / Love/Aggression

The Booksmith

1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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Thu, June 13th, 2024 @ 7:00PM PDT

Booksmith is thrilled to host June Martin to celebrate her debut novel, Love/Aggression. More to be announced, but please save the date and join us!

About the book

Best friends Lily and Zoe fight, separate, reunite, and repeat, each time deepening the belief that the other is the source of their problems. Once Lily, a struggling tattoo apprentice, is exiled from their shared house, she bounces from an artist's fixer-upper, to a cult leader with a harem of subs, to a house shared with the goddess of transfemininity. Meanwhile, rising movie star Zoe becomes more cutthroat by the day in her relentless quest for fame.

If Lily can't give up her desire for control, if Zoe can't lay aside her cruelty and ego, they'll never escape their intolerable places in the world. Traversing art, domination, sex, and shape-shifting houses, Love/Aggression is a novel about the indignity of depending on other people, and the terrible cost of trying not to.

About the author

Three years ago, June Martin jokingly declared herself the world's greatest writer and, since then, no one has challenged her for the title. Her short fiction has appeared in X-R-A-Y, BULL, New Session, and other lit mags. Her debut novel, LOVE/AGGRESSION, is forthcoming with tRaum Books in spring 2024. Photo by Cara Esten Hurtle (@caraessie on Instagram).

Please note:

  • Our space is ample but limited: the best way to make sure you get a space is to reserve a spot with a ticket. If we've sold out of tickets, though, we have a limited number of seats set aside for walkups on the day of the event, first come / first served starting half an hour before showtime. Check in with a host when you arrive about availability and/or potential waitlist options.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of Love/Aggression: order a Book + Seat ticket bundle if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event, or order here if you just want a signed copy and no admission.
  • Safety protocols are subject to change. If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Accessibility requests? Write [email protected].


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, you will be refunded the price of your ticket within 4 business days.

The Booksmith
1727 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117