Join us as we celebrate the launch of Heartbreaker by local author Maryse Meijer.
In her debut story collection Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer peels back the crust of normalcy and convention, unmasking the fury and violence we are willing to inflict in the name of love and loneliness. Her characters are a strange ensemble a feral child, a girl raised from the dead, and a possible pedophile who share in vulnerability and heartache but maintain an unremitting will to survive. Meijer deals in desire and sex, femininity and masculinity, family and girlhood, crafting a landscape of appetites threatening to self-destruct. In beautifully restrained and exacting prose, she sets the marginalized free to roam her pages and burn our assumptions to the ground. Maryse Meijer’s work has appeared in Meridian, the Saint Ann’s Review, and Portland Review, among others. She lives in Chicago. For this event, Maryse will be in conversation with local author Lindsay Hunter. Lindsay is the author of the novel Ugly Girls and the story collections Don't Kiss Me and Daddy's. Her next novel, Eat Only When Hungry, will be published in 2017.