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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


Elise Levine discusses "Blue Field." She will be joined in conversation by Suzanne Buffam.

At 57th Street Books

About the book: When her friend Jane dies while exploring an underwater cave with her husband Rand, Marilyn takes up diving again, to honour—and outdo—her late friend. Marilyn drags Rand with her as she increasingly pushes herself far past her limits and skill level, endangering them both in their private underwater version of hell.

More than two decades after the release of her sensational, critically acclaimed collection "Driving Men Mad," "Blue Field" marks Elise Levine’s much anticipated return to form.

About the author: Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications. Her work has also appeared in "Blackbird," "Ploughshares," "The Journey Prize Anthology," and "Best Canadian Stories." Originally from Toronto, ON, she now lives in Baltimore, MD, and is Director of the MA in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University.

About the interlocutor: Suzanne Buffam is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which, "A Pillow Book," was named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2016 by The New York Times. Her other books are "The Irrationalist," a finalist for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize, and "Past Imperfect," winner of the 2006 Gerald Lampert Award. She is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jeannette Heian Ballard Writers’ Trust, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Born and raised in Canada, she lives in Chicago