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Ron Rash, In the Valley @ AJC Decatur Book Festival

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Ron Rash, In the Valley @ AJC Decatur Book Festival

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Ron Rash has long been a revered presence in the landscape of American letters. A virtuosic novelist, poet, and story writer, he evokes the beauty and brutality of the land, the relentless tension between past and present, and the unquenchable human desire to be a little bit better than circumstances would seem to allow (to paraphrase Faulkner). In these ten stories, Rash spins a haunting allegory of the times we live in—rampant capitalism, the severing of ties to the natural world in the relentless hunt for profit, the destruction of body and soul with pills meant to mute our pain—and yet within this world he illuminates acts of extraordinary decency and heroism. Two of the stories have already been singled out for accolades: “Baptism” was chosen by Roxane Gay for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2018, and “Neighbors” was selected by Jonathan Lethem for The Best American Mystery Stories 2019. In revisiting Serena Pemberton, Rash updates his bestselling parable of greed run amok as his deliciously vindictive heroine returns to the North Carolina wilderness she left scarred and desecrated to make one final effort to kill the child that threatens all she has accomplished. Here Ron Rash has created another mesmerizing look at the imperfect world around us, and will discuss it with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Suzanne Van Atten.

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ajc-dbf-2020-in-the-valley-with-ron-rash

Organizer

AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone:
678-570-2041
Email:
joy@decaturbookfestival.com
Website:
https://decaturbookfestival.com/

Venue

Crowdcast
United States + Google Map

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