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Grant Faulkner and Melanie Abrams
September 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDTFree
JOIN US ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 6PM PT WHEN GRANT FAULKNER DISCUSSES HIS BOOK ALL THE COMFORT SIN CAN PROVIDE WITH MELANIE ABRAMS AT 9TH AVE!
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Praise for All the Comfort Sin Can Provide
“Somewhere between sinister and gleeful the characters in Grant Faulkner’s story collection All the Comfort Sin Can Provide blow open pleasure—guilty pleasure, unapologetic pleasure, accidental pleasure, repressed pleasure. Really, at the heart of all identity is the reach for pleasure, and then what actually comes, all those moments of slippage where we do the wrong thing, take a ridiculous risk, double down on failure, land in a forsaken place, slip the mainstream of things enough to change and become. These characters exude beauty from their flaws. These stories are lit.”–Lidia Yuknavitch
“Full of bad behavior and a ferocious desire for escape, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide is a catalog of longing. Faulkner’s arresting characters broadcast their worst decisions from grimy motel rooms, greasy kitchens, and sprawling American highways, each of them hellbent on the promise of something better.”–Kimberly King Parsons
“All the Comfort Sin Can Provide delivers on the promise of Grant Faulkner’s daring debut with a follow-up collection of stories that excavates possibility, salvation, and the deceptive comforts one finds in so many pleasures.”–Adam Johnson
About All the Comfort Sin Can Provide
With raw, lyrical ferocity, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide delves into the beguiling salve that sin can promise—tracing those hidden places most of us are afraid to acknowledge. In this collection of brutally unsentimental short stories, Grant Faulkner chronicles dreamers, addicts, and lost souls who have trusted too much in wayward love, the perilous balm of substances, or the unchecked hungers of others, but who are determined to find salvation in their odd definitions of transcendence.
Taking us from hot Arizona highways to cold Iowa hotel rooms, from the freedoms of the backwoods of New Mexico to the damnations of slick New York City law firms, Faulkner creates a shard-sharp mosaic of desire that careens off the page—honest, cutting, and wise.
About Grant Faulkner
Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He recently published the short story collection All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, and he’s also the author of Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, LitHub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer, and his book, The Art of Brevity, is forthcoming in 2022. He also co-hosts Write-minded, a weekly podcast on writing and publishing.
About Melanie Abrams
Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark and the forthcoming The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life through the Science and Magic of Cannabis. She is a developmental editor and photographer and teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.