Literati is pleased to welcome Detroit native Glen Hirshberg, who will read from his latest novel, Motherless Child.
On a rare night out in Charlotte, North Carolina, Natalie
and Sophie — best friends, single moms, music lovers — meet the Whistler at the
Back Way Out. In the aftermath of that encounter, desperate to save their children
and, just maybe, themselves, they flee together down the back roads of the Deep
South, pursued by guilt, the Whistler and his Mother, and their own growing,
Bloody, sexy, rollicking, and sad, Motherless Child is a road novel about finding a way back to a home that no longer exists, a paean to music that drives us out of ourselves, a howling joyride toward heartbreak, and just maybe the vampire novel you really haven’t yet read: the human one.
"A subversive, thrilling novel that subverts
everything we've come to expect from tales that traffic in the undead, Motherless
Child is as heartbreaking as it is terrifying, a breakneck midnight
ride through a part of America too seldom visited in fiction. It's Glen
Hirshberg as his best, and I can offer no higher praise than that."
-- Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss
Glen Hirshberg was born in Detroit in 1966, and grew up there and in San Diego. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana.
Glen's first novel, The Snowman's Children, was published by Carroll and Graf in 2002. The Two Sams, published by Carroll and Graf in October 2003, collects his celebrated ghost stories which have received multiple International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Award nominations.
Glen Hirshberg lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.