Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Author photo by Elizabeth Haidle

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, unfortunately we must cancel this event. 

For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, NOON, and the Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day. 

Her first stand-alone collection of short fiction, WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE, reveals, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream.In the chilling "The First Full Thought of Her Life," a shooter gets in position while a young girl climbs a sand dune. In "Voltaire Night," students compete to tell a story about the worst thing that ever happened to them. In "Stay Where You Are," two oblivious travelers in Central America are kidnapped by a gunman they assume to be an insurgent – but the gunman has his own problems. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders but in Unferth unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own. 

"A stunning debut collection... 39 poignant, sharp-edged stories that cut right ot the bone of the human psyche with precision and grace... Prickly dilemmas, physical and existential, abound in these allegorical stories, each terrifically mundane and told with an exquisite restraint that drolly captures the inherent hope of humanity... Chock-full of emotional insight and comic verve, Unferth's beguiling stories are not to be missed. –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977689
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - March 21st, 2017