Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

This event has been postponed because of snow. We want everyone to stay safe! 

Leni will read at the store on Tuesday, April 17th, at 7 pm.

Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

We welcome Portland author Leni Zumas to the store on Tuesday, February 20th at 7 pm to read from her new novel Red Clocks, one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2018.

Set in a small fishing town on the Oregon Coast at a time when abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo, the book tells the story of five very different women trying to navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

Maggie Nelson says Red Clocks is “funny, mordant, political, poetic, alarming, and inspiring – not to mention a way forward for fiction now.” And Joy Williams describes the author’s writing as “fearless and swift, sassy and sensational.”

Zumas is the author of the novel The Listeners (Tin House Books), which was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award, and the story collection Farewell Navigator (Open City Books). She has received grants and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Zumas is on the MFA faculty at Portland State University. She lives in Portland with the artist Luca Dipierro and their son.



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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Red Clocks: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316434812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 16th, 2018

The Listeners Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 15th, 2012

Farewell Navigator: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781890447496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open City Books - May 1st, 2008