Wednesday, January 31
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back Colin Winnette to discuss with Jordan Bass his new, and delightfully creepy new gothic novel, The Job of the Wasp, on Wedneday, January 31st at 7pm.
A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up.
A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.
"A witty and grisly gothic unlike anything I've ever read. You should absolutely read this." -- Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Colin Winnette is the author of Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio, 2015), Coyote (Les Figues Press, 2015), Fondly (Atticus Books, 2013), Animal Collection (Spork Press, 2012), and Revelation (Mutable Sound Press, 2011). His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He lives in San Francisco.
Jordan Bass is the executive editor of McSweeney’s Publishing, where he’s helped to edit and design dozens of books, both fiction and nonfiction, since 2004.