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Jonathan Corcoran & Tayari Jones
Monday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Jonathan Corcoran presents The Rope Swing
In conversation with Tayari Jones
The short stories in Jonathan Corcoran’s collection The Rope Swing are set in a once-booming West Virginia rail town that no longer has a working train, where the residents look to the mountains that surround them on all sides as the outside world encroaches and the buildings of the gilded past seem to crumble more every day. Exploring the experiences of LGBTQ people in Appalachia, these are stories of outsiders, living outside the confines of the town’s traditional ways and longing for the world over the mountains. Corcoran discusses the book with his literary mentor Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow, which she launched at Greenlight in 2011.