In Lori Ostlund’s novel, After the Parade, (Scribner), a middle aged ESL teacher leaves his older partner  to make a new life in San Francisco, but finds himself thinking about his Midwestern childhood and the outcasts who served as his allies after his mother’s disappearance. “In her appealing debut, prizewinning short story writer Ostlund writes with acuity and refreshing honesty about the messy complexity of being a social animal in today's world, especially when you're an introspective, sensitive type.”-Booklist. Lori Ostlund’s story collection, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery O’Connor Award, a California Book Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122