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Morgan Talty in Person

Join us live and in person on Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM as Morgan Talty talks about his debut story collection, Night of the Living Rez. He will be joined in conversation by Kara Nye.

About the Book

New York TimesGood Housekeeping and Book Riot Best Book of Summer and a Most Anticipated Book of the Year at LitHub

How do the living come back to life? 

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.


In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and community bonds as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson, and thinks he is her dead brother come back to life; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. 


In a collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of a Native community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.

About the Author

Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. Named one of Narrative’s “30 Below 30,” Talty’s work has appeared in The Georgia ReviewShenandoahTriQuarterlyNarrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. He lives in Levant, Maine.

About Conversation Partner Kara Nye

Kara Nye is an enrolled member of the Little Traverse Bay Band (LTBB) of Odawa Indians, located in northern Michigan. She is a Holyoke resident, co-director of the Holyoke Food and Equity Collective, and just completed her 10th year as the band director at Amherst Regional Middle and High Schools.


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Event date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
9 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

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