Michael Parker - Everything, Then and Since: Stories'

Whether ferrying slowly across an eastern North Carolina river or reaching out to touch a train that's not about to stop, the subjects of Michael Parker's Everything, Then and Since: Stories yearn for what they can't quite grasp. The third book of short stories from the Vaac Distinguished Professor in the MFA Writing Program at UNC-Greensboro explores wanderers searching for answers. Regret and marvel, trouble and love, whether it lies ahead or was left behind, it won’t leave these travelers alone. Parker joins us to share his newest collection.

"Why is a short story doing this to you? You don’t care. You’re laughing, or wondering, or sad. You recognize the character and you’re compelled to turn the page to find the what and the why. It’s all in the when though, and the When never stops.” —author Daphne Athas

Event date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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$13.95
ISBN: 9781495157677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bull City Press - November 14th, 2017

Fiction. Whether ferrying slowly across an eastern North Carolina river or reaching out to touch a train that's not about to stop, the wanderers in these stories yearn for what they can't quite grasp. It might be what they've left behind or what lies ahead, but whatever it is, it won't leave them alone. Regret and marvel, trouble and love--it's EVERYTHING, THEN AND SINCE.