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Pop-up: Leah Dieterich

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Leah Dieterich pops-up with her novel, Vanishing Twins.

Dieterich is paired with Dual Form by Barabara Hepworth; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


For as long as she can remember, Leah has had the mysterious feeling that she’s been searching for a twin—that she should be part of an intimate pair. It begins with dance partners as she studies ballet growing up; continues with her attractions to girlfriends in college; and leads her, finally, to Eric, whom she moves across the country for and marries. But her steadfast, monogamous relationship leaves her with questions about her sexuality and her identity, so she and her husband decide to try an open marriage.

How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together? Can they pursue other sexual partners, even live in separate cities, and keep their original passionate bond alive? Vanishing Twins looks for answers in psychology, science, pop culture, art, architecture, Greek mythology, dance, and language to create a lucid, suspenseful portrait of a woman testing the limits and fluidities of love.

Leah Dieterich

Leah Dieterich’s essays and short fiction have been published by Buzzfeed, BOMB, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Offing. Her most latest book is Vanishing Twins. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter. Visit her online at leahdieterich.com.  Leah will sign copies of Vanishing Twins at the Catapult / Counterpoint / Soft Skull Press booth in the exhibitor fair (1st floor, Portland Art Museum's Mark Building) from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
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