City Lights Bookstore Hosts Book Party for Dia Felix Today
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, tonight, March 13, 2014, 7:00 P.M. celebrating the release of Nochita by Dia Felix the latest novel in the City Lights/Sister Spit series, edited by Michelle Tea, with special guest Camille Roy!
Daughter to a divorced new age guru, Nochita wanders through the cracks of California's counter-culture, half feral child, half absurdist prophet. When tragedy strikes she is sent to live with her father, a working-class cowboy with a fragile grasp on sobriety and a dangerously mean fiancée. Stuck with adults chillingly unable to care for her, Nochita takes to the streets, a runaway with nothing to run from, driven forward by desperation, hope and an irrepressible wonder.
Nochita is a poetic novel dazzling in its detail, stylistically daring, by turns hallucinatory, darkly funny and brutally real. At its heart is the singular voice of Nochita, tender and fierce, alone and alive and utterly unforgettable.
About Dia Felix
Dia Felix is a writer and filmmaker who's screened films at independent festivals (Frameline, Outfest, San Francisco Film Festival), and performed literary work a lot too (Segue Series, Radar, Dixon Place). Her novel "Nochita" will be published through City Lights/Sister Spit in early 2014. She teaches and mentors teens in experimental filmmaking at Reel Works, a teen filmmaking continuum in Brooklyn. She is an award-winning digital media producer for museums (Exploratorium, Museum of Arts and Design.) She is the founder and editor of Personality Press.