Swank Fiction, Wishful Poetry

"The Swank Hotel" book cover

Corin writes what the publisher describes as “an acrobatic, unforgettable, surreal and unexpectedly comic novel that interrogates the illusory dream of stability that pervaded early 21st-century America.” From Publishers Weekly: “Delightfully askew, Corin’s work offers a memorable exploration of how a loved one’s mental illness can impact an individual’s outlook.”

A conversation with and a reading by the author: 6:30 p.m. PST Tuesday, Nov. 9, remote. Check the publisher’s site for registration details.

"Life in a Field" book cover

The publisher calls this volume a comedy about climate change in which Peterson attempts “to find a path through our familiar strife, toward a future that feels all but impossible, and into what remains of beauty and pleasure.” Reviewer Rita Bullwinkel, author of Belly Up, says Life in a Field “is a triumph of language’s unique ability to show us double-exposed ideas with deft and sparkling energy.”

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