Thursday June 23rd at 6pm
at Gallery Bookshop
THREE SHORT TALKS. ONE GREAT EVENING.
John Liles | Following the Dog Down
Barbara Quick | What Disappears
Malcolm Macdonald | Mendocino History Exposed
Each of our authors will give a 10-minute presentation,
followed by Q&A for the whole panel.
See you there!
This is a study of parasitic intimacy, of unregressable cohabitation – when an animal finds its one true other and survives consuming them. To be the entire world for another, where we are eaten raw by this need, and the constant effort of a companion to keep our harms small, forgivable. This work lays claim to who ‘we’ are, and new ways speak about ‘us’.
What Disappears is a gripping multi-generational tale that begins in 1880s Tsarist Russia and ends in Paris at the start of World War I. Jeannette Dupres, one of two identical twins born to a Jewish family in dire financial straits, is spirited out of an orphanage as an infant by a couple from France.
From the Pomo to the 19th century UFOs, through murders and the lawmen who solved them, to the Tire Baby.