ONLINE Book Launch w/ Kristen Millares Young|Subduction

Please join us online at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 22 for the pandemic-delayed launch event of Subduction, Kristen Millares Young's debut novel, published by Red Hen Press on April 14, 2020. Kristen will perform a short reading and discussion; the University of Idaho's Alexandra Teague will also perform a short reading, and Alexandra will moderate the discussion and Q&A that follows. Also joining Kristen and Alexandra will be Anna Vodicka and Sayantani Dasgupta.

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Kristen Millares Young is the author of the novel Subduction (Red Hen Press). A prize-winning investigative journalist, book critic and essayist, Kristen serves as Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House in Seattle. Her writing appears in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Joyland Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Crosscut, Hobart, Cascadia Magazine, Proximity and Moss, as well as the anthologies Pie & Whiskey, a 2017 New York Times New & Notable Book, Latina Outsiders and Advanced Creative Nonfiction. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall,” which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody. From 2016 to 2019, she served as board chair of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit newsroom she co-founded to protect vulnerable peoples and places of the Pacific Northwest.
author photo by Jenn Furber

"In Young’s lyrical and atmospheric debut, two damaged outsiders, estranged from their families and cultures, struggle to discover where they really belong...Alternating between Claudia’s and Peter’s perspectives, the author creates moving portraits of two lonely, prickly people seeking to find their places in the world after so much pain and loss. Her lush, dense prose vividly captures the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula coast." -Kirkus Reviews

“In this utterly unique and important first novel, Young examines themes of love, intrusion, loss, community and trust against a backdrop of a Makah reservation in the Pacific Northwest.” — Ms. Magazine

"Subduction is a gritty novel in which floundering people find hope and understanding where they least expect it." — Foreword Reviews

Anna Vodicka's essays have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including AFAR, Brevity, Electric Literature, Guernica, Harvard Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Ms., Longreads, Paste, Flash Nonfiction Funny, and Lonely Planet’s An Innocent Abroad. Her writing has been selected for Best Women's Travel Writing, The Missouri Review Audio Prize, and Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing notables, in addition to earning residency fellowships to Vermont Studio Center and Hedgebrook. She teaches generative workshops at Seattle's Hugo House and in the women's creative writing program at the King County Jail.

Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her essays and stories have appeared in The RumpusHunger MountainThe Bellingham ReviewThe Southern Humanities ReviewThe Hinduand others. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and has also taught in India, Italy, and Mexico.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 9781597098922
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 14th, 2020

*Finalist for two International Latino Book Awards*
*Selected as a Staff Pick by The Paris Review*
*Longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award*
*Finalist for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award (Multicultural)*