Join MORGAN TALTY—short story writer and citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation—for a discussion of his new collection “Night of the Living Rez: Stories.”
BOOK DISCUSSION DETAILS
[In Conversation by GRACE TALUSAN]
Friday July 15, 2022 7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
More Details: https://www.harvard.com/event/morgan_talty_at_harvard_book_store/
About the Author:
Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. Named one of Narrative’s “30 Below 30,” Talty’s work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. He lives in Levant, Maine.
About the Book:
A New York Times, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Boston.com, Daily Beast, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, LitHub, Book Riot and WBUR Best Book of Summer
A Most Anticipated Book of the Year at LitHub, Book Riot, and Paste
“There is so much brutal, raw, and beautiful power in these stories. Reading this book, I literally laughed and cried.” ?Tommy Orange, author of There There
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.
In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty?with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight?breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.
A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.