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Fiction at Literati: Maryse Meijer

Literati is thrilled to welcome author Maryse Meijer who will be sharing her new collection of stories RAG. Maryse will be in conversation with fellow author Kathe Koja

About RAG:
From the author of Heartbreaker, a disquieting collection tracing the destructive consequences of the desire for connection

A man, forgotten by the world, takes care of his deaf brother while euthanizing dogs for a living. A stepbrother so desperately wants to become his stepsibling that he rapes his girlfriend. In Maryse Meijer's decidedly dark and searingly honest collection Rag, the desperate human desire for connection slips into a realm that approximates horror.

Meijer's explosive debut collection, Heartbreaker, reinvented sexualized and romantic taboos, holding nothing back. In Rag, Meijer's fearless follow-up, she shifts her focus to the dark heart of intimacies of all kinds, and the ways in which isolated people's yearning for community can breed violence, danger, and madness. With unparalleled precision, Meijer spins stories that leave you troubled and slightly shaken by her uncanny ability to elicit empathy for society's most marginalized people.

Maryse Meijer is the author of the story collection Heartbreaker (FSG, 2016), which was one of Electric Literature's 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016. Her work has appeared in MeridianPortland ReviewWashington Square ReviewIndiana Review, and actual paper. She lives in Chicago.

Kathe Koja is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for adults, as well as a growing list of books for teenagers, among them Buddha BoyBlue Mirror, and the multiple award-winning straydog. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Rag: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374246235
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - February 12th, 2019