Book Launch Party: Driving in Cars with Homeless Men by Kate Wisel

Please join us for the celebration of Driving in Cars with Homeless Men by Kate Wisel. For this event, Kate will be in conversation with Maryse Meijer.

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men is a love letter to women moving through violence, set in the streets and the bars, the old homes, the tiny apartments, and the landscape of a working-class Boston. Serena, Frankie, Raffa, and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future. Through the gritty, unraveling truths of their lives, they find themselves in the bed of an overdosed lover, through the panting tongue of a rescue dog who is equally as dislanguaged as his owner, in the studio apartment of a compulsive liar, sitting backward but going forward in the galley of an airplane, in relationships that are at once playgrounds and cages. Homeless Men is the collective story of women whose lives careen back into the past, to the places where pain lurks and haunts. With riotous energy and rage, they run towards the future in the hopes of untangling themselves from failure to succeed and fail again.

Kate Wisel is a native of Boston. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in publications that include Gulf CoastNew Ohio ReviewTin House online, Redivider as winner of the Beacon Street prize, and on the Boston subway as winner of the “Poetry on the T” contest. Kate Wisel lives in Chicago. 

Maryse Meijer is the author of Heartbreaker, Northwood, and Rag. She lives in Chicago.

 

 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Driving in Cars with Homeless Men: Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780822945680
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 1st, 2019