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Announcing the Publication of Undressing Lavinia

Watch Undresing Lavinia Book Trailer

Available October 28, 2021 from Tasora Books. 





George Rabasa's much anticipated new novel, Undressing Lavinia, is a mosaic of memory and imagination, where past and present collide, and ghosts speak to the living.


Told from multiple character points of view and alternating timelines, Undressing Lavinia offers a revealing story of a woman's life as she faces her own cancer diagnosis and death. This moving and honest portrait is a profoundly insightful look into the complexities of family, culture, sexuality, mourning, and commitment. Spanning sixty-some years—from growing up in Mexico and attending school at Harvard to settling in the Midwest and traveling the world—the story of Lavinia is filled with intimate secrets and unexpected twists.



"George Rabasa is a writer of literary heft with a gift for vivid, accurate description."

--Star Tribune


"Rabasa's clever mix of the absurd and the tragic…maintains a playful cleverness throughout, fueled by piquant dialogue and sharply etched characters who maintain their humanity."

--Publisher's Weekly