Join us for a celebration of Edward Farmer's debut novel, Pale!
"Edward Farmer's powerful debut, Pale, lures you in with its atmospheric prose, grabbing hold gentlyand then slowly tightening its emotional grip with each page... It's a beautifullywrought novel, with each character sensitively drawn, exposing the lasting effects of trauma. Farmer is awriter to watch!"-John Copenhaver, author of the Macavity Award-winning Dodging and Burning
About the author:
Edward Farmer is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, where he journaled and cultivated stories his entire childhood. He is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in English and psychology, and recipient of the MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award for creative writing. He currently lives and writes in Pasadena, California. Pale is his first novel.
About the book:
The summer of 1966 burned hot across America, but nowhere hotter than the cotton fields of Mississippi. Finding herself in a precarious position, a black woman accepts her brother's invitation to join him as a servant for a white family where she enters a web of hostility and deception. With a dazzling new voice of emotional tension, Pale explores how quickly humanity can fade and return us to our primal ways.