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FIRST HEARINGS: DAVID SEARCY AT THE WILD DETECTIVES

Shame And Wonder_jacketFIRST HEARINGS: DAVID SEARCY
WHERE: THE WILD DETECTIVES
WHEN: JANUARY 14, 7 PM
HOSTED BY: CHARLES DEE MITCHELL

ANOTHER HOMETOWN BOY MAKES GOOD

David Searcy has been a friend and supporter of WordSpace since its inception in 1994. He is the author of two novels, and over the past few years his essays have begun to appear in The Paris Review, Esquire, and other of what they call your Prestige Publications.

Some of these essays have now been collected in Shame and Wonder, published by Random House on January 5, 2016. In this collection Searcy writes about – or thinks on paper about – everything from paper airplane construction to the Ken Burns documentary on Lewis and Clark. Along the way there are sidebars on cereal box prizes, El Caminos, and an enchanted tree near Fredericksberg.

Good things are already being said.

Shame and Wonder is a work of genius.  A very particular kind of genius, to be sure, one that bides more comfortably with questions, potentialities, mysteries and wonders than with the hard and fast answers that the information age has taught us to crave.  If you want to know things, real things, read Shame and Wonder.  It will knock you flat and lift you up.”Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

 

“Strange, wonderful, and full of curiosity and nostalgia, David Searcy’s essays chip away at the world around us to lay bare the beauty and sadness at the heart of it all.”—Gay Talese

Please join WordSpace in honoring David Searcy on January 14.

Following the reading, David will be joined in conversation with award-winning novelist Ben Fountain.

David Searcy_AUTHOR PHOTO_credit Nancy Rebal


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