Jason Diamond - THE SPRAWL

Join us on September 9th for a very much anticipated (on our end because we love these authors to pieces) discussion of Jason Diamond's newest book THE SPRAWL. He will be joined in conversation with novelist Lindsay Hunter.

We will be on zoom (details below) and live here

For all of those who either grew up in a suburb or questioned the existence of the suburb - this book is for you. I absolutely loved it, and CANNOT wait to hear Jason and Lindsay chat all about it. - Rebecca

From Garage Rock to Greta Gerwig, jason Diamond asks us to reconsider the creative potential of the American Suburb as he leads us down the cul-de-sac and out again.
For decades the suburbs have been where art happens “despite”: despite the conformity, the emptiness, the sameness. The familiar story is one of gems formed under pressure, creative transcendence fueled by suburban resentment. But what if the suburb has actually been an incubator for distinctly American art, as positively and as surely as in any other cultural hothouse? Mixing personal experience, cultural reportage, and history while rejecting clichés and pieties, these essays stretch across the country in an effort to show that this uniquely American milieu deserves another look.

Jason Diamond is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. His first book was Searching for John Hughes.

Lindsay Hunter is the co-founder and co-host of the groundbreaking Quickies! reading series, an event that focused on flash fiction. Her first book, Daddy’s, a collection of flash fiction, was published in 2010 by featherproof books, a boutique press in Chicago. Her second collection, DON’T KISS ME, was published by FSG Originals in 2013 and was named one of Amazon’s 10 Best Books of the Year: Short Stories. Her first novel, Ugly Girls, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2014. The Huffington Post called it “a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature.” Her latest novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, was a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award and a 2017 NPR Great Read.

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Topic: Jason Diamond and Lindsay Hunter
Time: Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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ISBN: 9781566895828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Coffee House Press - August 25th, 2020