When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
Women and Children First will be hosting a book launch for Juan Martinez’s novel, Extended Stay, featuring a discussion with novelist Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls. Purchase your copy of Extended Stay and get it signed by the author while enjoying an evening of literature and conversation.
About the book:
Haunting and visceral, Extended Stay uses the language of body horror and the gothic to comment on the complicated relationship between the Latinx undocumented experience and capitalism, the erasure of those living and working on the margins, the heavy toll exacted by memory, and the queasy permeability of boundaries that separate the waking world from the world of dreams.
“Extended Stay is the kind of book that makes me want to raise my game. It’s real, uncompromising, beautifully written, genuinely scary, and—best of all—downright weird. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Juan Martinez is the real deal, and I predict this book will become his calling card.”—Nathan Ballingrud, author of The Strange and North American Lake Monsters
About the author:
Juan Martinez is the author of Best Worst American, a story collection published by Small Beer Press and the winner of the Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. He lives near Chicago and is an associate professor at Northwestern University. His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including McSweeney’s, Huizache, Ecotone, Glimmer Train, Shenandoah, NPR’s Selected Shorts, Mississippi Review, NIGHTMARE, and elsewhere. Learn more at https://fulmerford.com.