Lidia Yuknavitch - Verge: Stories — at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Yuknavitch, the award-winning author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, Dora: A Headcase, and the memoir The Chronology of Water—one of Esquire’s “80 Books Every Person Should Read”—is known for her visceral, passionate writing. The fierce short stories of her first collection are true to form. Focusing on the lives of the marginalized, these powerful pieces illuminate desperation and survival, brutality and beauty. In one, a traumatized eight-year-old transports frozen organs around Eastern Europe. Other tales follow a janitor who creates his own miniature metropolis from discarded objects, a wounded man who pushes through grief to an unexpected end, and a child who lashes out against a group of schoolyard bullies.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
Verge: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534877
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020