A Meaning for Wife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935439417
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Published: Ig Publishing - November 15th, 2011

Death Wishing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935439394
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Published: Ig Publishing - October 11th, 2011

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
Two authors published by Brooklyn-based Ig Publishing travel to Seattle together for tonight's reading. Poet Mark Yakich reads from his debut novel, A Meaning for Wife, which is the story of a man trying to avoid coming to terms with the sudden death of his wife, the aging parents he has long avoided, and the tribulations of single parenthood. Mark Yakich's previous books include Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine. Laura Ellen Scott, who teaches writing at George Mason, reads from Death Wishing, a novel set in a post-Katrina New Orleans in which last wishes can cure cancer, eliminate house cats, and create a bottomless cup of coffee. Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Storyglossia.