The Department of English & Creative Writing invites fiction author Eugene Lim to read for the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose series, Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Eugene Lim is the author of the novels Fog & Car (Ellipsis Press, 2008), The Strangers (Black Square Editions, 2013) and Dear Cyborgs (FSG Originals, 2017). His writings have appeared in Dazed, Fence, Little Star, The Denver Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, Jacket2, Gigantic, Your Impossible Voice, The Coming Envelope, Everyday Genius, Vestiges and elsewhere. Pessimist of the intellect by night; by day he runs Ellipsis Press and lives in Jackson Heights, New York. His most recent publication, Dear Cyborgs, has been met with continuous praise, having been listed in Nylon as one of the 21 best books of 2017, and in The Chicago Review of Books as one of the best fiction books of 2017.
Sponsored by the Department of English & Creative Writing, this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
One of Vol. 1 Brooklyn's Favorite Fiction Books of 2017, a Literary Hub Staff Favorite Book of 2017, and one of BOMB Magazine's "Looking Back on 2017: Literature" Selections.
Fiction. Marooned in a small Midwest town shortly after his divorce, Jim Fog succumbs to purposelessness and nostalgia while his ex, Sarah Car, has moved to New York City with the ambition of skipping over any mourning for their marriage. And old friend, ignorant himself of his action's consequences, enables the two protagonists to move through and haunt each other's lives.
Fiction. Asian American Studies. "Beautifully written, so precise and accurate to real life that it is (fantastically) convincing, Eugene Lim's THE STRANGERS, with its multiple interwoven strands, reveals one surprising character and relationship after the next, and culminates in a skillfully devised and satisfying resolution. A fascinating and engrossing tale." Lydia Davis