Kelly Link - Get in Trouble: Stories & Juan Martinez - Best Worst American: Stories

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Link’s hauntingly original work has won her legions of fans—including Michael Chabon and Neil Gaiman. Her latest collection of short fiction features nine stories made of wonder and magic. In one she takes us backstage at a reality show about hunting ghosts. In another we drop in at a hotel where a conference of dentists runs concurrently with a gathering of superheroes. We watch what happens when a birthday girl gets a life-sized animated doll. But the plotlines barely hint at Link’s startling details, her characters’ outsize passions, or the stories’ spectacular denouements.

An assistant professor at Northwestern University, Martinez was born in Colombia and has published his fiction in literary journals including TriQuarterly and McSweeney’s. In his first collection he paints a world that’s slightly askew, with characters flummoxed not by the strange but by the ordinary. Exploring the clash between expectation and reality, familiarity and disorientation, Martinez’s work gives us new frameworks for understanding our experience. 

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Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812986495
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

Best Worst American: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618731241
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Published: Small Beer Press - February 28th, 2017

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