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VIRTUAL EVENT: LEAH HAMPTON - F*ckface

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
F*ckface: And Other Stories Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250259592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 14th, 2020

Little: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525534334
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 22nd, 2019

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The Swallowed Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593188873
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 26th, 2021

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Friday, July 17 at 7PM

Author
LEAH HAMPTON
speaking & signing
F*ckface

In conversation with Edward Carey

LIVE ON ZOOM

Register to attend HERE.


EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45 PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 7:00 PM 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 F*CKFACE

A brassy, bighearted debut collection of twelve short stories about rurality, corpses, honeybee collapse, and illicit sex in post-coal Appalachia

The twelve stories in this knockout collection—some comedic, some tragic, many both at once—examine the interdependence between rural denizens and their environment. A young girl, desperate for a way out of her small town, finds support in an unlikely place. A ranger working along the Blue Ridge Parkway realizes that the dark side of the job, the all too frequent discovery of dead bodies, has taken its toll on her. Haunted by his past, and his future, a tech sergeant reluctantly spends a night with his estranged parents before being deployed to Afghanistan. Nearing fifty and facing new medical problems, a woman wonders if her short stint at the local chemical plant is to blame. A woman takes her husband’s research partner on a day trip to her favorite place on earth, Dollywood, and briefly imagines a different life.

In the vein of Bonnie Jo Campbell and Lee Smith, Hampton writes poignantly and honestly about a legendary place that’s rapidly changing. She takes us deep inside the lives of the women and men of Appalachia while navigating the realities of modern life with wit, bite, and heart.


ABOUT LEAH HAMPTON

Leah Hampton is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and the winner of the University of Texas’s Keene Prize for Literature, as well as North Carolina’s James Hurst and Doris Betts prizes. Her work has appeared in storySouth, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Appalachian Heritage, North Carolina Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times, Ecotone, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. A former college instructor, Hampton lives in and writes about the Blue Ridge Mountains.

ABOUT EDWARD CAREY

Edward Carey is a novelist, visual artist, and playwright. His previous novels include LittleAlva & Irva, and Observatory Mansions, and an acclaimed series for young adults, the Iremonger Trilogy. His writing for the stage includes an adaptation of Robert Coover’s Pinocchio in Venice, a continuation of the Pinocchio story. Born in England, he now teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife, the author Elizabeth McCracken, and their family.


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