Tuesday, Oct 20, 7-8 PM

If We Were Electric – Patrick Earl Ryan & Roxane Gay

Octavia Books
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513 Octavia St (Corner of Laurel), New Orleans, LA
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Join us for a special virtual conversation with Patrick Earl Ryan and Roxane Gay celebrating the launch of IF WE WERE ELECTRIC, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction - marking the first time in the nearly forty year history of the award that it has gone to a native New Orleanian, and the first winner selected by Roxane Gay as the new editor of the series. You must register to participate, and space is limited - so don't wait! Register now at https://www.octaviabooks.com/event/if-we-were-electric-patrick-earl-ryan-conversation-roxane-gay (or click the "Find Tickets" bar on this event page). Each paid registration admits one to the Zoom event online and includes a copy of the book. "If We Were Electric, the debut short story collection from New Orleans’s native Patrick Earl Ryan is, indeed, fiercely electric. These twelve startling fictions have been crafted by a writer with an assured and absolutely original voice and a remarkable understanding of how place is as much a compelling character in a good story as the people who populate it. There are stories here about unrequited love and youthful yearning, the complexities of desire between men, the beginnings and ends of relationships, deaths both inevitable and untimely, the bitter ache of loneliness, the quiet horrors that unexpectedly befall us, and the magic of the ordinary world. With this outstanding collection, Patrick Ryan makes his mark on Southern literature and how!" - Roxane Gay