One Book One SFU: The Argonauts

SFU Library has announced Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts as the next pick for One Book One SFU.


The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of ‘autotheory’ offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author’s relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author’s account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.

“Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation.” —The Guardian

Join the library for an evening of reading and conversation with Maggie Nelson and local author Amber Dawn as they discuss Nelson’s powerful and genre-bending memoir on January 26, 2017 at 7pm.