Pinocchio, Fever Dreams, and Babies Born with Gills: Fabulist and Absurdist Fiction Exploring Familial Anxiety
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Monday, October 25, 2021

Austin author Edward Carey’s The Swallowed Man (a New York Times Editors’ Choice pick) and Ethan Rutherford’s Kirkus-starred collection Farthest South & Other Stories are incredible journeys into the outer reaches of literary fiction: whether via fable, metaphor, or absurdity, each book captures deftly and uniquely a familiar theme, that of the strange, menacing anxieties that often accompany our connections with others, and sometimes even with our own families.

  • Moderator: Deb Olin Unferth
  • Format: This is a live, virtual event.
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Edward Carey, Ethan Rutherford, The Swallowed Man, Farthest South & Other Stories


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