Marygrove to host Detroit fiction evening

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies and English and Modern Languages Department present a Defining Detroit event:

An Evening of Recent Detroit Fiction
a reading and book signing,
featuring Peter Markus, Susan Messer, and Michael Zadoorian 

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Marygrove College
8425 West McNichols, Detroit
Alumnae Hall, Madame Cadillac Building

Free and open to the public

Peter Markus has written two books of short stories,
Good, Brother (2005) and The Singing Fish (2006)
and a novel, Bob, or Man on Boat (2008).
“Peter Markus’ gorgeously spare, riverine fables of brotherly sweetness and violence are hypnotic, haunting, and sublime.”—Gary Lutz

Novelist and short-story writer Susan Messer is
the author of Grand River and Joy (2009)
“With unsparing candor, Susan Messer thrusts us into a time when racial tensions sundered friends and neighbors and turned families upside down. The confrontations in Grand River and Joy are complex, challenging, and . . . spot-on accurate.” —Rosellen Brown

Michael Zadoorian is the author of two novels, Second Hand (2000)
and The Leisure Seeker (2009) and one book of short stories,
The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit (2009).
“Zadoorian’s pace [in The Leisure Seeker] is deceptive, it’s restful. But unexpected scenes jump out at you. Come to the end and you’ll say, ‘Oh my God!’” —Elmore Leonard

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