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Brenda Peynado: The Rock Eaters: Stories
June 24, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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In the vein of Carmen Maria Machado, Kelly Link and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Peynado’s collection spans worlds and dimensions to tackle issues ranging from class differences, to immigration, to first-generation experiences, to xenophobia. Threaded with magic, transcending time and place, her stories explore what it means to cross borders and break down walls, personally and politically. With elements of science fiction and fantasy, fabulism and magical realism, she reflects our flawed world and the incredible, terrifying, marvelous nature of humanity.
“A stunning debut collection comprised of provocative stories that are oddly healing and horizon-expanding. An exciting new voice.”
—Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation
Brenda Peynado is a Dominican American writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Literary Award, selection for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and The Best Small Fictions, a Dana Award, a Fulbright grant to the Dominican Republic, and other awards. Her fiction appears in The Georgia Review, The Sun (London), The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, and more than 40 other journals. She currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida. The Rock Eaters is her debut collection
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