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Fiction at Literati: Simon Jacobs

Literati is pleased to welcome author Simon Jacobs who will be sharing his latest novel Palaces.

About Palaces:
John and Joey are a young couple immersed in their local midwestern punk scene, who after graduating college sever all ties and move to a perverse and nameless northeastern coastal city. They drift in and out of art museums, basement shows, and derelict squats seemingly unfazed as the city slowly slides into chaos around them. Late one night, forced out of their living space, John and Joey are driven to take shelter in a chain pharmacy before emerging to a city in full-scale riot. They find themselves the only passengers on a commuter train headed north, and exit at the final stop to discover the area entirely devoid of people. As John and Joey negotiate their future through bizarre, troubling manifestations of the landscape and a succession of abandoned mansions housing only scant clues to their owners' strange and sudden disappearance, they're also forced to confront the resurgent violence and buried memories of their shared past.

Simon Jacobs is the author of Saturn (Spork Press), a collection of David Bowie stories, and of Masterworks (Instar Books), a short story collection. His other fiction has appeared in Tin HouseBlack Warrior ReviewJoyland, and Paper Darts. He lives in New York City. Palaces is his first novel.

Event date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Palaces Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512675
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 16th, 2018