Milkweed Books presents
The paperback launch of Lesley Nneka Arimah's WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY
Tuesday, April 3 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, 55415
FREE and all are welcome.
Join us for the launch of the paperback edition of author Lesley Nneka Arimah's WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY, winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
We can't wait to celebrate the eagerly-awaited paperback of Lesley's debut short story collection, and to share her brilliant stories even more widely.
“Strange and wonderful…a witty, oblique and mischievous storyteller, Arimah can compress a family history into a few pages and invent utopian parables, magical tales and nightmare scenarios while moving deftly between comic distancing and insightful psychological realism…her science fiction parables, with their ecological and feminist concerns, recall those of Margaret Atwood. But it would be wrong not to hail Arimah’s exhilarating originality: She is conducting adventures in narrative on her own terms, keeping her streak of light, that bright ember, burning fiercely, undimmed.”––New York Times Book Review
“[A] remarkable debut collection…electrifying [and defiantly original.”––NPR
“Stunning.”––O, the Oprah Magazine, “A Best Book of Spring”
“Arimah’s voice is vibrant and fresh, her topics equally timely and timeless…This is a slim, rare volume that left me compelled to press it into the hands of friends, saying, ’You must read this.’”––The Washington Post
Read the Star Tribune's piece naming Lesley 2017 Artist of the Year HERE:
Read the announcement of Lesley's 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction HERE:
Read the announcement of Lesley's 2017 O. Henry Prize HERE: