Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Karen Russell presents Orange World and Other Stories
In conversation with Rivka Galchen
Reception to follow
Karen Russell, Pulitzer finalist and universally beloved author of bestsellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, returns to Greenlight to launch her new book Orange World and Other Stories, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. From tales of a boy who falls in love with a 2,000 year-old-girl he's excavated from a bog to a woman who strikes a deal with the devil for her infant's safety, the landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void—yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Russell presents her book in conversation with Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances, followed by a reception to celebrate the book's launch.