Live via Zoom:
Thursday, September 3, 7:30 PM ET
Nick Flynn presents This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire
In conversation with Andre Dubus III
When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire, the newest memoir by the critically acclaimed author, unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his now-classic memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother’s suicide, and how the trauma of his childhood has spilled into his own parenting. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire takes us on the journey of a man struggling to hold himself together in prose that is raw and moving, sharp-edged and wry. Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas. Andre Dubus III, award-winning author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie, joins Flynn in conversation at this virtual book talk.