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Eileen Myles: Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Thursday, September 28, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books welcomes acclaimed poet and author Eileen Myles, who will sign and discuss their new book, Afterglow (a dog memoir)!

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer’s life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog’s wellbeing, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie’s death, Afterglow (a dog memoir) launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner.

“A ravishingly strange and gorgeous book about a dog that’s really about life and everything there is, Eileen Myles’s Afterglow is a truly astonishing creation.” —Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk


As part of this event, we will be fundraising for the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, a grassroots nonprofit organization that is diligently working to create a more inclusive and supportive community here in Saint Louis, and that has been raising funds for the family and final expenses of Kiwi Herring. To donate online, visit



This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Afterglow from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - September 12th, 2017