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October 23, 2013Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm Word Bookstore 126 Franklin St.Brooklyn, New York 11222
Barry Gifford will be at Word in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 7:00pm to discuss his newest collection, The Roy Stories. He will be accompanied by jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki.
For forty years, the Roy stories have been the one continuous unbroken line in the otherwise kaleidoscopic career of one of America’s greatest living writers, Barry Gifford. Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the 1980s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to Miami in a Hemingway style Nick Adams story. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism, these stories are just that: stories, not memoir or autobiography, and a record of the times and the language of the time.
Barry Gifford, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages.