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Daphne Kalotay @ Arlington Author Salon
July 13 @ 7:00 pm–July 15 @ 8:00 pm
Visit Kickstand Cafe on Thursday, July 13th for a free reading with Daphne Kalotay, author of The Archivists in conversation with Shubha Sunder and Marc Eichen
About The Archivists: Stories:
The Archivists are everyday people—but when loss and the aftershocks of history set their worlds reeling, they find connection and liberation in remarkable ways. These award-winning stories turn the world uncanny and play with perception, whether addressing the 2008 economic crash, fallout of the 2016 election, pandemic lockdown, gentrification, illness, or intergenerational repercussions of the Holocaust and the Communist occupation of Eastern Europe. A hardheaded realist is confronted by both her mortality and a would-be wizard. A thirteen-year-old girl in 1950s Toronto infiltrates the ranks of Bell Canada. A ninety-nine-year-old woman appears to be invincible. From a group hike in Germany to a solitary woman pursued on a walk in New Mexico, these twelve tales ingeniously consider issues of identity, history, and memory. Humorous, harrowing, and deeply moving, The Archivists captures the beauty and fragility of life—and our shared search for meaning in an off-kilter world.
About the author:
Published in 20+ languages, Daphne Kalotay’s books include the award-winning novels Sight Reading, Russian Winter and Blue Hours, and two story collections: The Archivists, winner of the Grace Paley Prize, and Calamity and Other Stories, shortlisted for The Story Prize. A recipient of fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, MacDowell, and Yaddo, she teaches at Princeton University.