Flournoy, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and currently working for the D.C. public libraries, centers her debut novel on Yarrow Street, on Detroit’s East Side. The Turners have lived there for fifty years, and the family—now comprising thirteen children and a ghost—has seen its fortunes decline along with the city’s. It’s 2008 and the family house is worth less than its mortgage payments, the oldest son is out of work after an accident, the youngest daughter is a gambler, and the youngest son is a cop with some unlawful ideas. Flournoy’s narrative is a deft interweaving of the clan’s personal, social, and economic challenges.
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Angela Flournoy - The Turner House
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Fiction & Poetry
Not Signed or Personalized