Wed, Jun 29|
Jess Walter in conversation with Jim Lynch
Time & Location
Jun 29, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Seattle, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
About the Event
Copresented with Elliot Bay Books.
Folio is excited to invite members and friends to an evening with New York Times best selling author Jess Walter, in conversation with fellow best selling author Jim Lynch.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions comes a stunning collection about those moments when everything changes—for the better, for the worse, for the outrageous—as a diverse cast of characters bounces from Italy to Idaho, questioning their roles in life and finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places.
We all live like we’re famous now, curating our social media presences, performing our identities, withholding those parts of ourselves we don’t want others to see. In this riveting collection of stories from acclaimed author Jess Walter, a teenage girl tries to live up to the image of her beautiful, missing mother. An elderly couple confronts the fiction writer eavesdropping on their conversation. A son must repeatedly come out to his senile father while looking for a place to care for the old man. A famous actor in recovery has a one-night stand with the world's most surprising film critic. And in the romantic title story, a shy twenty-one-year-old studying Latin in Rome during “the year of my reinvention” finds himself face-to-face with the Italian actress of his adolescent dreams.
Funny, poignant, and redemptive, this collection of short fiction offers a dazzling range of voices, backdrops, and situations. With his signature wit and bighearted approach to the darkest parts of humanity, Walter tackles the modern condition with a timeless touch, once again “solidifying his place in the contemporary canon as one of our most gifted builders of fictional worlds” (Esquire).
Jess Walter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Millions, Beautiful Ruins, The Financial Lives of the Poets, The Zero, Citizen Vince, Land of the Blind, and Over Tumbled Graves. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his family.
The New York Times has called Jim Lynch “such an original and gift