Live Stream: M. Randal O'Wain presents Hallelujah Station and Other Stories

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Join us to hear from M. Randal O'Wain about Hallelujah Station and Other Stories. O'Wain will also pay tribute to Randall Kenan, author of If I Had Two Wings: Stories, who was scheduled to be part of this event prior to his passing. 

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Hallelujah Station and Other Stories

M. Randal O'Wain's debut short story collection, Hallelujah Station and Other Stories, introduces readers to a wide and diverse cast of characters struggling with and responding to changes and loss. These gritty and poignant stories follow the tragic parts of life, the pieces that may neither start nor end in comfortable resolution, and the pieces that make up complex realities. In the first story, a former drug dealer reflects on a life-changing decision he made years ago that ended up hurting the person he most wanted to protect. Later in the collection, we meet a would-be robber who turns out, in strange ways, to be the hero. O'Wain's characters are often deeply flawed or totally lost, but in each instance, these traits serve to reveal the characters as real, compassionate, and, ultimately, human. Sprinkled with humor and heartache, O'Wain's stories bring us into contact with the curious, the tragic, and the authentic.

M. Randal O'Wain is the author of Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South. He is an assistant teaching professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing fellow at the Alderson Federal Correctional Institution. His work has been published in Oxford American, The Masters Review, Crazyhorse, Zone 3, and Guernica Magazine.

Randall Kenan (b. March 12, 1963 - d. August 28, 2020) was the former chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. 

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ISBN: 9781938769597
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Published: Autumn House Press - September 26th, 2020

If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2020