It's a classic setup for a scary story: A boy arrives at an orphanage; the headmaster acts strangely; the other children can't seem to be trusted. But as people go missing and bodies turn up, this slippery and knowing Gothic murder mystery upsets all of our expectations.
Booksmith is thrilled to host Colin Winnette again, this time at The Bindery, to launch his new novel The Job of the Wasp!
More event details coming soon. Meanwhile, you can watch the Haints Stay collective reading (http://litseen.com/colin-winnette-haints-stay/), which we remember Fondly (http://litseen.com/colin-winnette-fondly-release-party-booksmith/).
Colin Winnette is the author of Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio, 2015), Coyote (Les Figues Press, 2015), Fondly (Atticus Books, 2013) Animal Collection (Spork Press, 2012), and Revelation(Mutable Sound Press, 2011). His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He lives in San Francisco.
Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017, and is the recipient of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com and on Twitter @esmewang.