Jenny Hval will release a novel this year

Paradise Rot is out October 2, 2018.

March 12, 2018

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Jenny Hval's debut novel is out this year, as The Wire points out. The avant-garde artist's fiction book Paradise Rot will be released on October 2, 2018 via Verso.


Paradise Rot will tell the story of Jo, a university student in a foreign country who gets an interesting new roommate. From the book's listing on Penguin: "[Paradise Rot] presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire. A complex, poetic and strange novel about bodies, sexuality and the female gender."

Jenny Hval released her acclaimed album Blood Bitch in 2016. Read The FADER's interview about the scary movies that inspired it.

Preorder the book here via Penguin.

Jenny Hval will release a novel this year