Posted on June 11, 2021 in
Lucy Ives's forthcoming, "very cool-sounding novel” LIFE IS EVERYWHERE received a special mention from Lit Hub, where her editor Yuka Igarashi shares her excitement at making the book her first acquisition at Graywolf Press. Igarashi told Lit Hub: "We get to see Lucy’s outrageous wit, emotional precision, and sheer storytelling charisma working on an epic scale. I think this book proposes a new kind of ‘systems novel.’ It’s about how individual selves act, and are acted upon, inside various systems—family, marriage, academia, gender, society—but it also reveals the instability of our notions of selves and of systems, and shows a new way to narrate the relationship between the two. Plus it’s just very fun to read, since it includes things like the history of botulism, a fragment of sculpture with mysterious powers, stolen artifacts, secret identities, and academic scandal.” Graywolf Press will publish LIFE IS EVERYWHERE in Fall 2022.