POSTPONED Book Launch w/ Kristen Millares Young|Subduction

POSTPONED Please join us for the launch of Subduction, Kristen Millares Young's debut novel, to be published by Red Hen Press on April 14, 2020. Kristen will perform a short reading; Alexandra Teague, of the University of Idaho, will moderate the Q&A that follows. This BookPeople reading is the very first performance of the author's national tour. Seattle-based essayist Katie Lee Ellison will be joining Kristen to read at this event.  A graduate of the University of Idaho MFA program, Katie is a former fellow at Hugo House as well as editor of COAST/noCOAST, a literary review bringing to light Seattle's freshest literary voices.

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

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.


Event date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
BookPeople of Moscow
521 S Main
Moscow, ID 83843
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ISBN: 9781597098922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Red Hen Press - April 14th, 2020

*Selected as a Staff Pick by The Paris Review*

*Hit #1 in the Amazon Kindle Charts for Hispanic American Literature*

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