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Jac Jemc and Tara Atkinson


Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Wed., Aug. 9, 7 p.m. 2017


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Recommended by Rich Smith

Unless you've spent a lot of time hanging around the experimental fiction/poetry scene (or unless you went to APRIL Fest in 2014), you might be unfamiliar with with the dark, lyrical, dread-filled worlds Jac Jemc created in her novel My Only Wife and in short-story collection A Different Bed Every Time. But you'd be forgiven! That stuff is great, but it isn't for everybody. Her new novel, The Grip of It, is reportedly a page-turning literary thriller that everybody can get behind. It's getting starred reviews all over the place, big-name literary types are comparing it to Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, and the first 10 pages creeped me the fuck out. The book is basically about a young couple who moves into a house that emits a creepy, constant, horrifying noise that never goes away. I can think of no better (contemporary) novel to read midway through the summer of Trump.

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Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed., Aug. 9, 7 p.m. 2017