Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TONIGHT! Benjamin Percy at Boswell

Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding

Ben Percy was a writing professor of mine, as well as a huge writing inspiration to me at Marquette. I highly encourage you to attend this reading!

Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside of Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father Paul. It’s now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father this time, and agrees to bring his son Graham along. As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of a bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe. 

Ben PercyAuthor bio: Benjamin Percy is the author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh. He has been awarded the Plimpton Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been included in Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Iowa State University. He previously taught at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

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