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J. Robert Lennon: Subdivision: A Novel

August 24, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm


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J. Robert Lennon will be in conversation with Tom McAllister

A heady, inventive, fantastical novel about the nature of memory and the difficulty of confronting trauma. Harrowing, meticulous, and deranged, Subdivision is a brilliant maze of a novel from the writer Kelly Link has called “a master of the dark arts.” With the narrative intensity and mordant humor familiar to readers of Broken River, J. Robert Lennon continues his exploration of the mysteries of perception and memory.


Robert Lennon is the author of nine novels, including Familiar, Broken River, and Subdivision, and the story collections Pieces for the Left Hand, See You in Paradise, and Let Me Think. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Tom McAllister is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower’s Handbook, as well as the memoir Bury Me in My Jersey. He is the non-fiction editor of Barrelhouse magazine and the co-host of the weekly Book Fight! podcast. His shorter work has appeared in a number of places, including Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Collagist, Hobart, The Rumpus, and The Millions. He lives in New Jersey teaches at Temple University.


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Robert Lennon:
Broken River
Pieces for the Left Hand
See You in Paradise
Let Me Think

Tom McAllister:
How to Be Safe
The Young Widower’s Handbook
Bury Me in My Jersey


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August 24, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm


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