SUNDAY, APRIL 8 AT 5:00PM
"THE FLICKER OF OLD DREAMS"
In Conversation with DAVID ULIN
Mary Crampton has spent all of her thirty years in Petroleum, a small Western town once supported by a powerful grain company. Living at home, she works as the embalmer in her father’s mortuary: an unlikely job that has long marked her as an outsider. Yet, to Mary there is a satisfying art to positioning and styling each body to capture the essence of a subject’s life.
With the quiet precision of Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres and the technical clarity of March Roach’s Stiff, The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, the author of the critically acclaimed debut Up from the Blue, is a novel about a young woman who comes most alive while working in her father’s mortuary in a small, forgotten Midwestern town.
David L. Ulin, the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award, will be in store to discuss The Flicker of Old Dreams with Susan Henderson.
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