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Stranger Things: Fiction from the Edge

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When:November 9 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm


Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage)
1119 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Three books that explore the liminal spaces – between waking and dreaming, between genre, between reality and fantasy. In his graphic novel The River at Night, Kevin Huizenga delves deep into consciousness. What begins as a simple, distracted conversation between husband and wife, Glenn and Wendy Ganges—him reading a library book and her working on her computer—becomes an exploration of being and the passage of time. Bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss’s first career retrospective of her short stories, Unforeseen, navigates the byways and channels between literary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction, with an eye toward the pastoral, the human response to wildness, and newly discovered shores. In Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers, an ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what? Moderated by S. Zainab Williams of BookRiot.

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