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HEADCHEESE: Book Reading and Signing with Jess Hagemann

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International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60610

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Join IMSS for an intimate book reading and signing with author Jessica Hagemann of her debut novel HEADCHEESE, published by Cinestate.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The day that Lorrie “accidentally” cuts off her little toe, she discovers what it’s like to be able-bodied and not want that body. After Bartholomew loses his left arm to a Sunni sniper, he’s inspired to start a new kind of church―one where both amputation and sex are types of performance art. Trice, a prosthetics engineer, receives the assignment of a lifetime when he’s asked to rebuild his son’s crippled frame. Haunted by the memory of his dead wife, George must take the ultimate measure to excise her ghost. For good. From sexual fetish to the clinical diagnosis of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, Headcheese makes the first cut, peeling back the epidermis to peer inside the minds and hearts of 26 people navigating the topography of flesh.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jess Hagemann, MFA, is an award-winning author and accomplished biographer. She previously taught creative writing at Benedictine University before founding Cider Spoon Stories, Austin's premier ghostwriting and editing company, in 2015. She lives in a quiet Austin neighborhood surrounded on three sides by cows. Headcheese is her first novel.



This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event for signing. Guests are invited to browse all four floors of exhibitions after the reading. Doors open at 6:30pm. Reading begins at 7:00pm. Museum is open until 8:30pm.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for all ages.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking and direction information can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/

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Contact us with any questions at 312-642-6502 or at info@imss.org.

Is the Museum and event accessible?

The Museum is accessible by ramp entrances and elevator that goes to all four floors. If you or anyone in your party requires accommodations, such as the elevator or wheel-chair ramp access, please call or email ahead.

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