Antonya Nelson will be on Thacker Mountian radio reading her latest novel Bound.
This is the tenth book of fiction by Nelson, an acclaimed and award-winning writer whose stories are regularly published in magazines like the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's and Redbook. In Bound, with a sharply meticulous hand, she sketches a small domestic story that grows larger, more complex, and more intimate with each page and as each new twist is exposed. Catherine, the seemingly complacent younger wife of Oliver, a love-junky thrilled by his newest affair, is distracted from her marital disillusionment by the death of a nearly-forgotten, but once-close high school friend who has bequeathed her an enormous gift. Or is it a terrible burden? As Catherine and Oliver orbit around one another and Catherine tries to deal with her past and her legacy, a serial killer lurks in the town, adding suspense and heightening the emotions of all the characters in this absorbing , deftly crafted novel. We're looking forward to Antonya Nelson's visit in October. LH
Dave Isay will also be on Thacker Mountain Radio reading from his book Listening is an Act of Love.
From the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts:
Meet Dave Isay, StoryCorps Founder, legendary radio producer, and editor of the 2010 One Book One Community read: Listening is an Act of Love. Please bring a copy of the book for Dave to sign after the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brought to you by the University of Mississippi Lecture Series, the Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the University Libraries, and the McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, in partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council, Thacker Mountain Radio Show, Square Books, and Ajax Diner.