Author Talk: Michael Henson, "Maggie Boylan"

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Join author Michael Henson as he discusses his new book, Maggie Boylan. For those who found books like Dreamland and Hillbilly Elegy profoundly revealing, Maggie Boylan is a literary alternative and ideal for book groups. Set in Appalachian Ohio amid an epidemic of prescription opiate abuse, Michael Henson's linked collection recalls a woman's search for her own peculiar kind of redemption, and brings the novel-in-stories form to new heights. The stories follow Maggie as she spirals through her addictive process, enters the court system and treatment, and into a shaky new beginning. Book will be available for sale courtesy of Gramercy Books and a signing will follow.

-A Great Group Reads 2018 Selection

-"Henson's novel packs a punch: it's harrowing, haunted, and often beautiful."-Publishers Weekly

-"Easily the best fictional account of the widespread meth and Oxy wreckage in Appalachia since Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone."-Ploughshares

-Maggie Boylan is an important work of art, beautifully rendered."-Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot

"Trouble-much of it self-inflicted-follows Maggie Boylan, the unconventional hero of this powerful novel from Henson (Ransack). Maggie is 'straight as a bullet, foul-mouthed, skinny, death-head-looking, Oxy-addled, thieving'-a folk hero for the fentanyl-ravaged heartland..Despite its short length, Henson's novel packs a punch: it's harrowing, haunted, and often beautiful." - Publishers Weekly
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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