Brian will be reading from his new short story collection, These stories paint a portrait of a magical realist world that is both chaotic and corrupt. In “Blister” a young widow remains faithful to her wedding vows even after her husband’s deception is revealed. The husband in “Others” is haunted by a picture from the sixteenth century that has seemingly come to life and threatens to destroy his marriage. The soldier in “A Soldier’s Lament” refuses to order the execution of an enemy combatant with whom he has fallen in love. The teenage girl in “Skipping Stones” is troubled by her father’s second marriage, resulting in an existential crisis.
Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book.