Susan Steinberg with Joshua Mohr
The author of a number of brilliant story collections - Spectacle, Hydroplane, and The End of Free Love - Susan Steinberg makes this welcome visit up from San Francisco to read and discuss her dazzling debut novel, Machine (Graywolf Press). She is to be joined onstage for the conversation part by Seattle writer Joshua Mohr, most recently author of a memoir, Sirens (Two Dollar Radio).
“What makes [Machine] so thrilling is Steinberg’s artistry with form; she fractures narrative into its fundamental parts. Steinberg writes prose with a poet’s sense of meter and line, and a velocity recalling the novels of Joan Didion. The result is a dizzying work that perfectly evokes the feeling of spinning out of control.”—Publishers Weekly.
“After making waves with her book Spectacle, bold stylist Susan Steinberg resurfaces with her first novel, a tale of gender, class, privilege and trauma set during a summer at the shore. . . . The narrative grapples with guilt and blame while eschewing formal conventions.”—Chicago Tribune.