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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6:00 PM


57th Street Books


Free and open to the public

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


Ander Monson discusses "I Will Take the Answer" and "The Gnome Stories." A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

About "I Will Take the Answer": "In I Will Take the Answer," Ander Monson’s fourth book of utterly original and intelligent essays, Monson grapples deeply with the idea of connection.
As personal and idiosyncratic as the best mixtape, "I Will Take the Answer" showcases Monson’s deep thinking and broad-ranging interests, his sly wit, his soft spot for heavy metal, and his ability to tunnel deeply into the odd and revealing, sometimes subterranean, worlds of American life.

About "The Gnome Stories": In "The Gnome Stories," Monson presents eleven unforgettable stories about oddly American situations. His characters are loners in the truest sense; in the process of recovering from mental, physical, or emotional trauma; finding solace—or at least a sense of purpose—in peculiar jobs and pursuits. "The Gnome Stories" are as surreal as an urban legend and at the same time perfectly mundane.

About the author: Ander Monson is the author of "Other Electricities," a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and four essay collections. He lives in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona