*CANCELLED* VIRTUAL EVENT: KRISTEN ARNETT - Mostly Dead Things

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Thursday, June 11 at 7PM CDT

Author
KRISTEN ARNETT
discussing
Mostly Dead Things

In conversation with Elizabeth McCracken

This event has been cancelled until further notice.


EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES

  • Tickets for this event are FREE. Simply RSVP through the ticket link above to attend.
  • The Zoom link to attend will be sent to the email you used to RSVP on the day of the event at 5PM CDT.
  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


ABOUT MOSTLY DEAD THINGS

"This book is my song of the summer." —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Esquire, The Week, BuzzFeed, NYLON, Bustle, HuffPost, The Boston Globe, and more.

One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals. Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function. And Brynn, Milo’s wife—and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with—walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother’s art escalates—picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose—and the Mortons reach a tipping point. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them.

Kristen Arnett’s debut novel is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love.


ABOUT KRISTEN ARNETT

Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American ReviewThe Normal SchoolGulf CoastTriQuarterlyGuernica, Electric Literature, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

ABOUT ELIZABETH McCRACKEN

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry (stories), The Giant’s House (a National Book Award finalist), Niagara Falls All Over Again, the memoir An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and Thunderstruck & Other Stories (winner of the 2014 Story Prize, long-listed for the National Book Award), three of which were New York Times Notable Books. She has received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has served on the faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently holds the James Michener Chair for Fiction at the University of Texas at Austin.


By purchasing a book from BookPeople, you are not only supporting a local, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to BookPeople.

Thank you for supporting Kristen Arnett and your local independent bookstore!

Event date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

Event Types Terms: