Drive-by Book Signing with Leah Hampton
City Lights Bookstore will be hosting a drive-by book signing on Tuesday, July 14th at 5 p.m. Leah Hampton, author of the short story collection F*ckFace, will be set up outside the store for folks to drive up and have books signed. Just be sure to have a mask on.
City Lights Bookstore owner, Chris Wilcox, said of F*ckFace, “Do you find the title of this book off-putting? Please, read the poignant title story, which upsets any preconceived notions that the name conjures. Such prejudice is an apt chord to strike at the beginning of a collection of stories set in the southern Appalachians, a region too often dismissed and demeaned by outsiders unwilling to grapple with nuance once they've made up their minds. F*ckface marks the debut of a major literary talent and is a fresh addition to the southern Gothic canon. I predict that having read that first story, you'll find yourself drawn into the rest of this excellent collection. Enjoy the richness!”
Leah Hampton 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 storySouth, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Appalachian Heritage, North Carolina Literary Review, The Los Angeles Times, Ecotone, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. A former college instructor, Hampton lives in and writes about the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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