Kristen Millares Young with Melanie McFarland
Months after a proper launch was planned, we finally get to help our friends and neighbors at Hugo House celebrate a still-new book - and author - being in the world this evening as Seattle writer Kristen Millares Young reads and discusses her much-anticipated debut novel, Subduction (Red Hen Press).
“Set in the Pacific Northwest, Subduction is a lyrical forest of storytelling rooted in indigenous voices and invaded by those who would steal the tongues and hearts of the ones they love while bartering and betraying the idea of belonging to a land, a birthright, and a family. When you read Kristen Millares Young’s words, you understand how it is we can steal, can betray, can love.”—Shawn Wong.
“In this commanding novel, Kristen Millares Young captures the brutality of an anthropological gaze upon a Makah community. Her complex, exquisitely shaped characters embody the calamity of intrusion and the beauty of resilience."—Elissa Washuta.
"The brilliance of Subduction only suggests the wonders to come. It is a good day for us when Kristen Millares Young puts pen to paper. Highly recommended." —Luis Alberto Urrea.
Joining Kristen Millares Young in conversation this evening will be journalist and TV critic Melanie McFarland. An award-winning journalist, Kristen Millares Young is also the editor of the recent Seattle UNESCO City of Literature anthology, Seismic.
Presented by Hugo House, Red Hen Press, and Elliott Bay Book Company.