ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Huddle taught for thirty-eight years at the University of Vermont, then served three years as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University. He now teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop and the Sewanee School of Letters. Huddle’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Scholar, Esquire, Harper’s, The Georgia Review, and Appalachian Heritage. His novel Nothing Can Make Me Do This won the 2012 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction, and his collection Blacksnake at the Family Reunion won the 2013 PEN New England Award for Poetry.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A work of uncanny originality, David Huddle’s nineteenth book is the account of an extraordinary death trip taken by a charismatic and beloved woman, her husband, and an astonishing number of offspring, from infants to young adults. The Faulkes Chronicle explores how children grieve, and shows how the wit and courage of even the littlest brothers and sisters can be a source of resilience.
Familial conversation composes an intimate requiem, transforming loss into comprehension. Only one of our finest writers could manage this delicate material. The Faulkes Chronicle is a brief, autumnal novel — made of momentary details yet with an encompassing grandeur.
"A vividly striking yet subtly nuanced portrait of a family’s past and future emerges despite, or perhaps because of, a present mired in perplexing uncertainty and assured grief. Children pop up like toadstools, offering nothing more than a pithy observation or plaintive memory, yet in Huddle’s...dexterous hands a few words can convey volumes. The Faulkes clan is indomitable, and Huddle is a master at mining the depths of a discomfiting situation. A marvel." --Booklist (Starred Review)
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, September 30th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: This event is FREE and open to all.
Location: Street: 191 Bank Street Additional: City: Burlington, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05401 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)