Live Stream: Thomas Calder Launches The Wind Under the Door, in conversation with Leah Hampton

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Starting over is always easier among strangers. For Ford Carson, the process meant leaving behind the waves of South Florida, in order to forge a new life as a visual artist in the mountains of North Carolina. At the peak of his reinvention, he meets Grace Burnett-a young, wealthy Texas transplant in the midst of her own transformation. A mutual infatuation develops. But when Grace's estranged husband arrives complications ensue. Matters only worsen when Ford's own estranged son announces plans to visit for his eighteenth birthday. Thomas Calder's debut novel, THE WIND UNDER THE DOOR, explores the lasting impact of broken bonds and the unanticipated ways the past haunts those on the run.

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Thomas Calder's writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, Miracle Monocle, The Collective Quarterly, and elsewhere. He earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of Houston. He now lives in Asheville, N.C. with his wife, daughter, and dog.

Leah Hampton is the author of F*ckface: And Other Stories. She is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and the winner of the University of Texas's Keene Prize for Literature, as well as North Carolina's James Hurst and Doris Betts prizes. Her work has appeared in storySouthMcSweeney's Internet TendencyAppalachian HeritageNorth Carolina Literary Review, the Los Angeles TimesEcotone, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. A former college instructor, Hampton lives in and writes about the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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The Wind Under the Door Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950730643
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Unsolicited Press - March 23rd, 2021

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F*ckface: And Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250259592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 14th, 2020

SKU: x672389