February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Marina Mularz discusses her new story collection, Welcome to Freedom Point.
Praise for Welcome to Freedom Point
“Fresh, witty, delightfully weird, Welcome to Freedom Point is equally infused with quirky charm, youthful energy, and the palpable sense of age-old loneliness that can sneak up and gut you. A collection of deeply human contradictions.”– GINA FRANGELLO Author of A Life in Men and Every Kind of Wanting
About Welcome to Freedom Point
It’s all happening in the small town of Freedom Point, Wisconsin Karlee Starr explores the rhythms of young love and snot-soaked heartache on a middle school dance floor. Thirteen-year-old Jacob Kentor suffers an identity crisis at Hooters. Desperate yeti hunting conceals the death of a marriage. A motivational speech ends in arrest. Equal parts humor and heartbreak, Welcome to Freedom Point dissects the thrills and spoils of small-town adolescence in a series of linked stories that captures the essence of what it means to come of age…at any age. In the spaces between each uproarious episode, the good people of Freedom Point collectively celebrate–or simply survive–the deeply human art of aiming for more one uncomfortable leap at a time.