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KATIE CHASE - Man & Wife
Thursday, June 9 at 7PM
speaking & signing
Man & Wife: Stories
We love our local indie press A Strange Object. Join us tonight as we introduce Katie Chase and her debut collection of stories, Man & Wife. This bracing, intelligent debut tackles the strangeness of growing up, the joys and difficulties of breaking away from family, and our sometimes absurd or downright dangerous rites of passage. The women in these stories come up against the rules and roles that give shape to their worlds. As marriages are arranged over tea, blood feuds simmer beneath football games, and the ruins of a city burn, they struggle between holding on to their families and seeking out new ways to live and love.
ABOUT KATIE CHASE
Katie Chase is the author of Man and Wife, a short story collection forthcoming from A Strange Object. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as the Missouri Review, Narrative, ZYZZYVA, Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she was the recipient of a Teaching-Writing Fellowship, a Provost’s Postgraduate Writing Fellowship, and a Michener-Copernicus Award. She has also been a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San José State University. Born and raised outside Detroit, Michigan, she lives currently in Portland, Oregon.
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