Elizabeth Geoghegan presents Eightball, in conversation with Denise Kiernan

Eightball strikes hard. Fueled by an abiding sense of loss, these eight stories take you on a journey over the exploded fault lines of intimacy, unfolding across cities and continents. Whether hitchhiking the Italian Veneto, trekking through a pitch-black Balinese rice field, or queuing for drinks in a crowded Seattle bar, Geoghegan sets her characters adrift in a world that stakes its claim to the enigmatic terrain of desire. 

This collection of darkly comic, occasionally violent, tales is anchored by the eponymous "eightball," a coming of age novella about a sister and brother guided by the inertia of recklessness and self-destruction. A protégé of the late Lucia Berlin, Elizabeth Geoghegan writes lyric, place-driven prose laced with edgy realism and wry wit.

Elizabeth Geoghegan was born in New York, grew up in the Midwest, and lives in Rome. She is the author of the story collection eightball, Natural Disasters: Stories, and the bestselling memoir The Marco Chronicles. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Best Travel Writing, El Pais, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. 

She will be in conversation with Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle. 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781939650955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - May 2019