Adam Soto: Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep

Event graphic of Adam Soto next to an image of the cover of Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Free
BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories By Adam Soto Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781662601354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Astra House - October 4th, 2022

Join us in celebrating Adam Soto’s new book Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep! He will be in conversation with Fernando A. Flores. The event will include a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

EVENT INFO:
  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 7 P.M.
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: Second floor of BookPeople.
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople. 
EVENT GUIDELINES:
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
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ABOUT CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP

A collection of short stories moving through time and place, exploring the spaces where we haunt each other and ourselves through our choices, our institutions, and our dreams.

Adam Soto, author of the debut novel This Weightless World, which Robin Sloan called “The social novel for the 21st century,” returns with Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep.

In the title story, a one-armed Harlem Hellfighter goes in search of his specially altered military uniform while Influenza ravages Philadelphia. In “Sleepy Things,” a man is bound to the bedside of his comatose girlfriend who haunts his mother’s dreams. In “Wren & Riley,” a couple travels to Wyoming to visit a childhood friend who killed her abusive husband. And in “The Vegetable Church,” a pair of Syrian sisters, refugees of the civil war, find themselves at a crossroads in the home of their European hosts while their dead father whispers to them words of comfort and guidance.

The stories in Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep, strange and unsettling, explore the quiet spaces where the living and the dead alike haunt one another through their choices, dreams, and institutions.


ABOUT ADAM SOTO

Adam Soto is a co-web editor at American Short Fiction. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a former Michener-Copernicus Foundation Fellow. He lives with his wife in Austin, Texas, where he is a teacher and a musician. Soto’s first novel, This Weightless World, was published by Astra House in 2021.


ABOUT FERNANDO A. FLORES

Fernando A. Flores was born in Mexico, and he's the author of Tears of the Trufflepig and Valleyesque. He lives in Austin, Texas.


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