Ignota Books: Emily Segal in Conversation with Michelle Tea

Emily Segal and Michelle Tea launched Mercury Retrograde on 1 December 2020 with conversation and tarot. Listen here.

Emily Segal, artist and trend forecaster in her 20s, tries to tell the future by reading the present. Literature finds commercial form in the shape of eXe, a mysterious and well-funded internet start-up that offers her a job. A conceptual take-over is deployed; gendered power play ensues; queerness incubates; memes converge. Set in New York City, post-Occupy and pre-Trump, Emily Segal's debut novel Mercury Retrograde is an autofictional, mixed media, pulp snack.