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DEBRA MONROE - My Unsentimental Education
Saturday, October 24 at 4PM
Flannery O'Connor Award Winner
speaking & signing
My Unsentimental Education
A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin, with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, and another, and builds a career--if only because her plans to be a midwestern housewife continually get scuttled. Fearless but naive, she vaults over class barriers but never quite leaves her past behind. When it comes to men, she's still blue collar. Negotiating the world of dating, Monroe pays careful attention to what love and sex mean to a woman ambivalent about her newfound status as "liberated."
ABOUT DEBRA MONROE
Debra Monroe, the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, is an associate professor in the MFA program at Southwest Texas State University and is the author of "The Source of Trouble" and "A Wild, Cold State." She lives in Wimberley, Texas.