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The Takedown Book Launch with Corrie Wang — Tues., April 11, 6 pm at Edmund’s Oast


The party of the spring might just be Tues., April 11, 6 pm at Edmund’s Oast (1081 Morrison Dr.), celebrating the release of Corrie Wang‘s debut young adult novel The Takedown (Freeform, hb., 384 pp., $18). There’ll be fun book swag, complimentary snacks by Corrie and Shuai Wang’s food truck Short Grain, and a “Takedown” signature cocktail by Edmund’s Oast.

Can’t make it? Order a signed copy here.

About The Takedown: Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own their senior year at their exclusive Park Slope, Brooklyn high school, they practically define the hated species Popular. Kyla’s even managed to make it through high school completely unscathed.

A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla having sex with her handsome young English teacher is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, and only Kyla knows that’s it’s a fake. With time running out, Kyla delves into a world of hackers, haters and creepy stalkers in an attempt to do the impossible-take something off the internet-all while dealing with the fallout from her own karmic footprint.

About the Author: Corrie Wang is passionate about libraries, road trips, and eating all the food, everywhere. Corrie grew up in Buffalo but spent her formative years in Brooklyn, where one of her last paying gigs was managing a three-story nightclub on the Lower East Side. She currently lives in Charleston, where she and her husband Shuai Wang own and operate Short Grain food truck — named one of Bon Appetit magazine’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants 2016 and currently nominated for a James Beard Award. The Takedown is Corrie’s debut novel. You can find her online at

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