Join Freehand Books as Stephen Gauer, Esmé Claire Keith, and David Whitton launch their latest works.
Monday Nov 14, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium
Stephen Gauer's Hold Me Now is an unflinching portrayal of a father’s grief, as he learns how very different a world without his son will be.
Gauer's gripping debut novel follows his prize-winning short stories published in Descant and Prairie Fire.
Esmé Claire Keith’s debut dystopic novel Not Being on a Boat, is a cunning parody of modern-day luxury and the coveted “all-inclusive” vacation from the blunt point of view of a man unable to see beyond his own needs.
Keen, intense, and darkly comic, the short stories in David Whitton's The Reverse Cowgirl are full of misfits, oddballs, dropouts, klutzes, and loners. You might dress em up, but it’s just a matter of moments till they unravel back into their fallen, and fascinating, selves.