Author Talk at Jesup Library
September 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting an author talk on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.
Morgan Talty will discuss “Night of the Living Rez” in conversation with the Abbe Museum.
Set in a Native community in Maine, “Night of the Living Rez” is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the 21st century and what it means to live, to survive and to persevere after tragedy.
In 12 striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty ― with searing humor, abiding compassion and deep insight ― breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.
A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, “Night of the Living Rez” is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.
For more information, call 288-4245.