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City of Beasts Book Launch with Corrie Wang — Tues., Sept. 17, 5-7 pm at Babas On Cannon

The party of the fall might just be Tues., Sept. 17, 5-7 pm at Babas on Cannon (11 Cannon Street), celebrating the release of Corrie Wang’s new young adult novel City of Beasts (Freeform, hb., 384 pp., $18). There will be drink specials and raffle prizes, including giftcards to Jackrabbit Filly, the restaurant Corrie and and her husband Shuai own.

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

In City of Beasts, fees and beasts live separately. The division of the sexes has kept their world peaceful for seventeen years. Glori Rhodes, like most fees her age, adores her neighborhood’s abandoned Costco, can bench her body weight, and knew twenty-seven beast counterattack moves by the time she was seven. She has never questioned the separation of the sexes or the rules that keep her post-nuclear hometown safe. But when her mother secretly gives birth to a baby beast, Glori grows to love the child and can’t help wondering: What really is the difference between us and them?

When her brother, at the age of five, is snatched in a vicious raid, Glori and her best friend, Su, do the unthinkable–covertly infiltrate the City of Beasts to get him back. What’s meant to be a smash-and-grab job quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime as the fees team up with a fast-talking, T-shirt cannon-wielding beast named Sway, and Glori starts to see that there’s more to males, and her own history, than she’s been taught. Glori, Sway, and a motley cohort of friends will go to the ends of the earth to find her little brother–and maybe save their divided world while they’re at it.

Corrie Wang owns and operates Jackrabbit Filly, a friendly neighborhood restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. She is passionate about libraries, recycling, and eating all the food everywhere. Her debut novel, The Takedown, received much love from the New York Public Library and YALSA. She and her husband Shuai live in a cozy yellow house with their pups Moose and Olive. You can find out very little about her at or a bit more on Instagram @corrie_wang.


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