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  • Barry Gifford and Peter Maravelis discuss Gifford’s new story collection THE ROY STORIES at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco

    January 15, 2014

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    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 6pm
    the Mechanics’ Institute
    57 Post Street
    San Francisco, CA  94104
    www.milibrary.org/events

    Co-sponsored by  City Lights Bookstore.

    Barry Gifford will be at The Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm to discuss his newest story collection, The Roy Stories, with Peter Maravelis, events coordinator at City Lights Bookstore. These long-time friends will discuss the inspiration behind Barry’s stories followed by an audience Q&A and signing.

     Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the early 1960s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to the deep south, reminiscent of Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism.

    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.

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