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Author Juliet Escoria in Conversation with Mesha Maren - Taylor Books of Charleston, WV


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May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Juliet the ManiacJuliet Escoria

Spend the evening with Juliet Escoria in conversation with Mesha Maren on the subject of her new book, Juliet the Maniac.


It’s 1997, and 14-year-old Juliet has it pretty good. But over the course of the next two years, she

rapidly begins to unravel, finding herself in a downward trajectory of mental illness and self-destruction.

An explosive portrayal of teenage life from the perspective of The Bad Friend, Juliet the Maniac is a bold,

stylish breakout book from an author already crackling on the indie scene.




” ‘Juliet The Maniac’ is an uncomfortable read. There is heartbreak and blood, anger and violence, suicide attempts and terrifying visions that shatter a young woman’s life. That said, it is also a necessary read.” – NPR

“A force that shouldn’t be ignored — an illuminating examination of youth and soul-crushing pressure.” – BUZZFEED


Juliet Escoria is the author of the poetry collection Witch Hunt, and the story collection Black Cloud. She lives in West Virginia

with her husband, the writer Scott McClanahan.