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Gone Girls: Murder and Mystery

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
Joseph Fink, Jonathan Lethem, Rene Denfeld

In Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, of Welcome to Night Vale, a truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, and encounters not-quite-human serial murders, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman. In The Feral Detective, Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, an unlikely pair search for a missing girl in his “surrealistic, genre-bending” story that goes into the strange parts of America, the edges and borders. Moderated by Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder.

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Joseph Fink

Joseph Fink is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novels It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale.  He created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead podcasts. In 2016, Fink and Jeffrey Cranor launched the podcast network “Night Vale Presents” which features fiction and non-fiction podcasts. He lives with his wife in New York. His latest book is Alice Isn't Dead
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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Feral DetectiveThe Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Arrest is his twelfth novel.  He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.
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Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is an award-winning author, journalist, and licensed private investigator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel prixe and received the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France. Her most recent book is The Butterfly Girl. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Oregonian.
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