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Daisy Johnson, Author of FEN

Event date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003


Join us for a reading and signing by Daisy Johnson, author of the new collection of eerie short stories, Fen.

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About the Book:

Daisy Johnson's Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich, brooding atmosphere. From that territory grow stories that blend folklore and restless invention to turn out something entirely new. Amid the marshy paths of the fens, a teenager might starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl and grow jealous of her friend. A boy might return from the dead in the guise of a fox. Out beyond the confines of realism, the familiar instincts of sex and hunger blend with the shifting, unpredictable wild as the line between human and animal is effaced by myth and metamorphosis. With a fresh and utterly contemporary voice, Johnson lays bare these stories of women testing the limits of their power to create a startling work of fiction.

Fen: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977740
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - May 2nd, 2017