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Katie Assef - - Black Forest

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 7:12pm

Tuesday, January 28th


EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome Katie Assef to read from her newly translated book, Black Forest on Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm.

A man decides he is old enough. A woman returns early from a lovers' retreat to a bottle of pills at home. And how should you explain the nuances of contemporary Paris to your mother, twenty - five years dead? Val rie Mr jen 's Black Forest is a book of mourning that isn't morbid or sentimental, but rather an elegant and wryly humorous brace against the void. With a paradoxically detached intimacy, Mr jen follows death's dark and twisted path through the lives it touches, wringing out every possible meaning--or non-meaning-- along the way. A writer at the height of her career who draws comparisons to Georges Perec and Nathalie Sarraute, Mr jen has cemented her status as an auteur with a singular voice, guiding us through the Black Forest of ghosts that populate her subconscious.





Katie Shireen Assef is a literary translator living between Los Angeles and Arles, France. Black Forest is her first full–length translation.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Black Forest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944700904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - October 15th, 2019