Small towns in the Midwest have their own beauties and challenges, as celebrated authors Jim Heynen and Jeremy Jackson, both published by the fantastic small independent press Milkweed Editions, will show us. In Heynen's novel, The Fall of Alice K., seventeen-year-old Alice is beautiful, witty, and athletic, but she soon finds herself at odds with both family and cultural norms in her Iowa hometown at the turn of the millenium when she falls in love with the son of Hmong immigrants. Jackson's I Will Not Leave You Comfortless, is the intimate memoir of a young boy coming to consciousness in small-town Missouri in the 1980s. Reanimating stories both heart-wrenching and humorous, tragic and triumphant, Jackson weaves past, present, and future into the rich Missouri landscape.
Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Central West End Additional: 399 N. Euclid Ave. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63108 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)