CANCELLED- Deb Olin Unferth - BARN 8

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006

This event has been cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule this event for a later date.

Deb will be in conversation with Lacy Johnson.

A rare comic-political drama and a tour de force for our time, by the author of the acclaimed WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE.

Janey and Cleveland are two auditors for the US egg industry who conceive a plot to steal a million chickens—an entire egg farm’s worth of animals. Unaware of the catastrophes that await their heist, they assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on a farm one dark spring evening. In her wildly inventive but utterly plausible Barn 8, Deb Olin Unferth takes readers into the minds of renegades: animal activists, a farmer’s daughter, a former director of undercover investigations, a forest ranger, and a security guard. At once funny and whimsical, philosophical and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion. 

Deb Olin Unferth is the author of six books. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her work has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and the Paris Review.

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Barn 8: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450154
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020