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IN CONVERSATION WITH MATT BELL
Joseph Scapellato: Big Lonesome
7PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
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Author and ASU creative writing professor Matt Bell leads a conversation with Joseph Scapellato, who shares a his debut story collection Big Lonesome.

Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses these twenty-five stories to conjure worlds, themes, and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. Big Lonesome navigates through the American West--from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between--exploring place, myth, masculinity, and what it means to be whole or to be broken. He works in the tradition of George Saunders and Patrick deWitt--writing subversive, surreal, and affecting stories that unveil the surprising inner lives of ordinary people and the mythic dimensions of our everyday lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOSEPH SCAPELLATO is a visiting assistant professor of English at Bucknell University. His fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Post Road, Puerto Del Sol, PANK, and Lumina, as well as other journals, and has been anthologized in Harper Perennial's Forty Stories, Gigantic Books' Gigantic Worlds: An Anthology of Science Flash Fiction and & NOW's The Best Innovative Writing anthology.
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$13.95
ISBN: 9780544769809
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Published: Mariner Books - February 28th, 2017

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