Hybrid | The Fetishist by Katherine Min: Kayla Min Andrews in conversation with M. Randal O'Wain

Image shows photos of Kayla Min Andrews and M. Randal O'Wain and the front cover of the book THE FETISHIST by Katherine Min

Malaprop's is pleased to welcome Kayla Min Andrews for an event celebrating the first posthumous publication by her mother, Katherine Min. She'll be joined in conversation by M. Randal O'Wain. 

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Katherine Min (1959-2019) received an NEA grant, a Pushcart Prize, a Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award, two New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Fellowships, and a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, and attended residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Jentel, Ucross, Hambidge, the Millay Colony, and Ledig House. Her acclaimed debut novel, Secondhand World, was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Award in 2007. Min taught literature and creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Asheville from 2007 to 2018 and at Queens University of Charlotte low-residency MFA program and the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The Fetishist is her first posthumous publication. More at katherinekmin.com.

Written and completed before the celebrated author’s death in 2019, THE FETISHIST is a startlingly relevant and prescient swan song, as wise and powerful as it is utterly moving.

The rain has made everything cold and damp, which means it’s the perfect evening for Kyoko to exact her revenge. After years of rage and grief over her mother’s death, Kyoko has decided who is to blame: a man named Daniel, a fellow violinist who had wooed her mother, Emi, during their time together in an orchestra, and then dropped her—played her like a fiddle and drove her to her death. But tonight, there will be repercussions. Following the unsuspecting Daniel home, Kyoko manages to get her rash kidnapping plot off the ground . . . and really, what could go wrong?

Kayla Min Andrews is a biracial, Korean American writer living in New Orleans. She has a piece forthcoming from The Massachusetts Review and has been published in Cagibi, Halfway Down the Stairs, and Asymptote. Her flash essay “Old Kleenex” was nominated for a Best of the Net 2020. Kayla assisted Putnam on the posthumous publication of her mother’s novel The Fetishist (January 2024), including editing the manuscript and writing the afterword. Kayla is an MFA candidate in fiction at Randolph and is working on a novel. 

M. Randal O'Wain is the author of the essay collection Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South and the short story collection Hallelujah Station and other stories. He teaches creative writing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The Fetishist By Katherine Min Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593713655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2024

Secondhand World By Katherine Min Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307274991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - February 12th, 2008

Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South (American Lives ) By M. Randal O'Wain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496213310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2019

Hallelujah Station and Other Stories By M. Randal O'Wain Cover Image
This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.
ISBN: 9781938769597
Published: Autumn House Press - September 26th, 2020

SKU: x672389