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Jeffrey Eugenides Author Talk & Book Signing

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Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium

450 Reuther Mall · Detroit, MI

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Jeffrey Eugenides Author Talk & Book Signing

Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium

450 Reuther Mall

Detroit, MI 48202

FREE, just register here:

From the organizer (Pages Bookshop):

In celebration of the paperback release of Fresh Complaint and the 25th anniversary of the landmark novel The Virgin Suicides, Pages Bookshop and Wayne State University's English Department are thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jeffrey Eugenides, to the Community Arts Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State University.

This event is FREE; however, the auditorium has limited seating and all attendees are required to reserve their seats by registering for the event. General admission seating will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

Following Jeffrey's presentation, there will be time for a Q&A followed by a signing.

Please note, due to the expected crowd size and limited signing time, attendees who purchase their books through Pages Bookshop will get priority in the signing line. To guarantee that you get a signed copy of Fresh Complaint or The Virgin Suicides, we recommend you pre-order your book HERE. We will also have a limited number of Jeffrey's books available for sale at the event.

About Fresh Complaint:

This is the first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies.

We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in Fresh Complaint, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.

Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.

About Jeffery Eugenides:

Born in Detroit, Jeffery Eugenides attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published by FSG to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex (FSG, 2002), which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. The Marriage Plot (FSG, 2011) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won both the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize. His collection of short stories, Fresh Complaint, is from FSG (2017). Eugenides is a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.