Monday, May 13, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes author and St. Louis native Michael Don, who will sign and discuss his new short story collection, Partners and Strangers!
Dark, enigmatic, and sometimes comic, the stories in Partners and Strangers unite intimate anxieties with public dangers. Its characters embody grief, deviance, and the repressed: In “Yoav Feinsten’s Last Year at Home,” a teenager’s pain over his father’s death becomes unpredictably intertwined with an obsession with a cable man. In “A Home for an Eggplant,” the specter of a Craigslist killer provides a backdrop for a couple’s struggle with fertility. In “The Best Delivery Service,” the narrator and his sister, living together after their parents’ disappearance, obsessively order items through a hotline that promises delivery of anything one can imagine. The collection highlights a contemporary age characterized by loneliness and alienation.
"How does Michael Don do it? The more absurd his situations...the more real they feel. The more palpably real his characters’ yearnings...the more beautiful absurdity he unearths." —Alex Shakar, author of Luminarium
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Partners and Strangers from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.