Josh Weil, The Age of Perpetual Light
Event: Josh Weil, The Age of Perpetual Light
When: Friday, October 6, 7:00 pm
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop
Josh Weil brings together stories selected from a decade of work in a new collection that explores themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind’s eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows deeply felt characters through different eras in American history. Brilliantly hewn and piercingly observant, these are tales that speak to the all-too-human aspiration for advancement and the struggle of wounded hearts to find a salve, no matter what the cost.
Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea and the novella collection The New Valley, both New York Times Editor’s Choices. A Fulbright Fellow and National Book Foundation 5-under-35 honoree, he has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia’s Award in Fiction, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a Pushcart Prize. His writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, One Story, Esquire, and The New York Times.
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075