On Friday, July 26, Atomic Books in Hampden will host two heavy-hitting fiction writers with new books on apocalypse.
Lucy Corin will be reading from her collection of stories One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, published by McSweeney’s last summer. The book offers up a collection of 100 flash fictions that capture variously traumatic, visionary, and transformative narrative moments — often disturbing and familiar all at once — as well as three longer pieces.
You can read several of the shorter apocalypses at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
Jeff Jackson‘s debut novel Mira Corpora, about a runaway who endures a “mythically violent childhood” (as the publisher’s blurb would have it, “a coming-of-age story for people who hate coming-of-age stories”), has been lauded by the likes of Don DeLillo, Dennis Cooper, and David Gates.
You can read a fascinating interview with Jackson about Mira Corpora at BOMB.
Here are the event details:
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