Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Reading: Glenn Blake - THE OLD AND THE LOST

Start: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Inprint and Brazos Bookstore are teaming up to present Brazos Bookstore/Inprint Readings, which feature select writers with new books who have received Inprint fellowships and prizes, participated in the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, or taken Inprint Writers Workshops. All readings take place at Brazos and are free and open to the public.

The Old and the Lost: Collected Stories Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781421421032
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 20th, 2016

"I was born in a land of bayous, raised between rivers," Glenn Blake writes. "There is a place in Southeast Texas where two rivers meet and become one. There is a long bridge over these waters, and as you drive across, you can look to the south and see where the Old River and the Lost River become the Old and the Lost. You can look out as far as you can see and watch this wide water become the bay."

These fourteen stories are set in the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a region that is subsiding—sinking inches every year. The characters who inhabit Blake's haunting landscape—awash in their own worlds, adrift in their own lives—struggle to salvage what they can of their hopes and dreams from the encroaching tides.


About the Author:

Glenn Blake has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston, and Johns Hopkins University. A senior editor at Boulevard magazine, he is the author of Drowned Moon and Return Fire. His short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Southwest Review, The Hopkins Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere.