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Visiting Writer Bill Cotter & The Grown Up Lady Story Company

03/18/14
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


story booth
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Crosstown Arts and The Booksellers at Laurelwood present visiting writer Bill Cotter and The Grown Up Lady Story Company

The author will read from his most recent novel “The Parallel Apartments”

Justine Moppett is 34, pregnant, and fleeing an abusive relationship in New York to dig up an even more traumatic childhood in Austin. Waiting for her there is a cast of more than a dozen misfits — a hemophobic aspiring serial killer, a deranged soprano opera singer, a debt-addicted entrepreneur-cum-madam, a matchmaking hermaphrodite — each hurtling toward their own calamities, and, ultimately, toward each other. A Texan Gabriel Garcia Marquez who writes tragicomic twists reminiscent of John Kennedy Toole, Bill Cotter produces some of the most visceral, absurd, and downright hilarious sentences to be found in fiction today. “The Parallel Apartments” is a bold leap forward for a writer whose protean talents, whose sheer exuberance for language and what a novel can do, marks him as one of the most exciting stylists in America.Bill Cotter was born in Dallas in 1964 and has worked as an antiquarian book dealer and restorer since 2000. He lives in Austin, TX, with the storyteller Annie La Ganga. His first novel was “Fever Chart.”

http://www.grownupladystorycompany.com/


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