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Deb Olin Unferth's Revolution Is Published by Henry Holt and Co.



Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Published by Henry Holt and Co. Release Party on February 2, 7:00pm The powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY (RSVP required) 2009 Innovative Literature grantee Deb Olin Unferth's Creative Capital project, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, will be released tomorrow by Henry Holt and Co. A release party will be held on Wednesday at The powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY. Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War tells the story of Unferth, at eighteen, running away from college with her boyfriend and attempting to join the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. The year is 1987, a turning point in the Cold War. In a comic twist on both the traditional war narrative and the coming-of-age memoir, the couple find themselves unwanted, unhelpful, unprepared and, finally, disillusioned—with the revolution and each other. Advance praise comes from Dave Eggers, who says, “You’ll devour it,” Heidi Julavits, who calls Unferth “one of the most ambitious and inspirational writers working today,” and Kirkus Reviews: “Unferth writes with a sly, understated appreciation for the absurd.” Unferth’s follow-up to Revolution, the graphic novel Natural Citizens, also part of her Creative Capital project, will address similar themes of the youthful search for meaning. Watch the video trailer for Revolution Back to Listing