We’re glad to invite Montana writer (and five time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award) Pete Fromm back to Elliott Bay tonight. He’ll read and discuss his new novel, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do (Counterpoint), which features a young carpenter who must navigate the world of fatherhood while still mourning his wife, who has died in childbirth. With more than eleven books in over twenty years, Pete Fromm has become one of the West's best literary legends. A Job You Mostly Won't Know How To Do beautifully captures people who end up building a life that is both unexpected and brave.
"Fromm is an artist, sifting through all the detail of the daily world to find the beautiful revealed. His characters are another life you've lived, felt that closely. Taz is overwhelmed in this novel but also enriched. The miracle of hanging a door correctly, of making it through the first year without his daughter's mother, of getting through a single day, finding resilience and a more expansive life than tragedy promised. There are no shortcuts here, everything earned." --David Vann.