CANCELLED - Kathryn Scanlan - "The Dominant Animal" - Lindsay Hunter

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Kathryn Scanlan
**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**
 

"Kathryn Scanlan comes to us as an oracle when we have never before been so desperately in need. The truths of our human affliction divulged in these icily precise, immaculately impolite, genius-spooked stories will undo you for your own good."Gary Lutz, author of Stories in the Worst Way
 
Kathryn Scanlan discusses The Dominant Animal. She will be joined in conversation by Lindsay Hunter. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
 
At the Co-op
 
RSVP HERE (Please note your RSVP is requested but not required)
 
About the book: A collection of innovative and ambitious short stories from a visionary young literary artist. In "The Dominant Animal"―Kathryn Scanlan’s adventurous, unsettling debut collection―compression is key. Sentences have been relentlessly trimmed, tuned, and teased for maximum impact, and a ferocious attention to rhythm and sound results in a palpable pulse of excitability and distress. The nature of love is questioned at a golf course, a flower shop, an all-you-can-eat buffet. The clay head of a man is bought and displayed as a trophy. Interior life manifests on the physical plane, where characters―human and animal―eat and breathe, provoke and injure one another.
 
With exquisite control, Scanlan moves from expansive moods and fine afternoons to unease and violence―and also from deliberate and generative ambiguity to shocking, revelatory exactitude. Disturbances accrue as the collection progresses. How often the conclusions open―rather than tie―up. How they twist alertly. No mercy, a character says―and these stories are merciless and strange and absolutely masterful.
 
About the author: Kathryn Scanlan is the author of "Aug 9―Fog." Her work has been published in "NOON," "Fence," "Granta," and "The Paris Review." She lives in Los Angeles. 
 
About the interlocutor: Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s and the novels Ugly Girls and Eat Only When You're Hungry, a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award. Originally from Florida, she now lives in Chicago with her husband, children, and dogs.
Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637