Fresh Ayers: Jeremy T. Wilson - "Adult Teeth" - Bill Ayers

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jeremy T. Wilson

"The stories in Adult Teeth are so smart, so fresh, surprising, and often very funny, that as I read them, I kept thinking, 'What will Jeremy Wilson offer his readers next?' This is a terrific debut."––Christine Sneed, author of The Virginity of Famous Men and Little Known Facts

"A wise, charming debut collection that turns clear eyes on the particular mundanity of adulthood. Jeremy T. Wilson writes tenderly of characters who––on the verge of carefully built, definitely false grown-up lives––throw lit matches at pools of gasoline, scrabbling for whatever feels true."––Patrick Somerville, author of The Cradle and This Bright River

Jeremy T. Wilson discusses Adult Teeth. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: A suburban lawyer obsessively searches for her out-of-work husband's sex doll; a grieving man buys a parrot for the stranger who saved his life; a retired Florida lineman discovers a power more vital than electricity. In his debut collection Adult Teeth, award-winning short story writer Jeremy T. Wilson skillfully presents a cast of compelling characters who grapple with life's big concerns: marriage, friendship, parenthood, death. With heartbreak and humor, these twelve stories explore the brutal truth that for all these characters, as for all of us, time is lying in wait, ready to punch us in the mouth.

About the author: Jeremy T. Wilson is a former winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in literary magazines such as The Carolina Quarterly, The Florida Review, Hobart, Sonora Review, Third Coast and other publications. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University and teaches creative writing at The Chicago High School for the Arts. He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and daughter.

About the interlocutor: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637