Leni Zumas, Red Clocks
We welcome Portland author Leni Zumas to the store on Tuesday, April 17th, 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 collectionFarewell 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.