This event will take place in our Jersey City store.
Join us for a literary panel curated by Tobias Carroll!
Tobias Carroll is the author of the novel Reel and the short story collection Transitory. His writing has been published by Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Vulture, and CLRVYNT. He is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn.
D. Foy is the author of the novels Made to Break and Patricide and the forthcoming novel Absolutely Golden. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Salon, Hazlitt, Post Road, Electric Literature, BOMB, The Literary Review, and the Georgia Review, among many others, and have been included in the books Laundromat, A Moment’s Notice, and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial.
Jane Alison's most recent book is Nine Island. She is also the author of a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, and three novels—The Love-Artist, The Marriage of the Sea, and Natives and Exotics—and the translator of Ovid's stories of sexual transformation, Change Me. She is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, and lives in Charlottesville. Learn more at http://www.janealisonauthor.com/.
Hannah Lillith Assadi received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She also received her bachelor's at Columbia where she was awarded the Philolexian Prize for her fiction and poetry. She was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. Sonora is her first novel.
Reel follows two lives that collide at a Seattle punk show, and the strange consequences that arise. Timon serves as the hyperobservant western outpost of his family's business, verifying artifacts and losing himself in deafening music and isolation. Marianne fears stagnation, and has begun to crave the rootless travel of her youth.
The stories in Transitory consist of familiar locations turned bizarre and longstanding relationships sacrificed to singular obsessions. Unearthly figures appear on a city street, the crew of a vessel in the North Atlantic see disquieting visions in the sky, and students become fixated on a film with mysterious origins.
D. Foy's second novel is a tornado of brutal Americana. Patricide is a heavy metal Huck Finn that whips up the haunted melancholy of Kerouac's Doctor Sax, a novel of introspection and youth in its corruption that seethes with the deadly obsession of Moby-Dick, and the darkness of Joy Williams' State of Grace.
"Made to Break, D. Foy's debut novel, snaps. Literary, cinematic... Foy] is a writing school of one, and Made to Break ushers his literary energies into categorical existence."
-The Daily Beast
"Nine Island is a crackling incantation, brittle and brilliant and hot and sad and full of sideways humor that devastates and illuminates all at once." --Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
2018 NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION'S 5 UNDER 35 HONOREE
A fevered, lyrical debut about two young women drawn into an ever-intensifying friendship set against the stark, haunted landscape of the Sonoran desert and the ecstatic frenzy of New York City.