Thursday, August 31, 2006

First Public Blurb for Zarahemla Books

As part of the City Arts Program, award-winning fiction writer Todd Robert Petersen will give a reading of short fiction at the Salt Lake Main Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13.

Some of Petersen's reading will be drawn from his forthcoming book:

LONG AFTER DARK: Stories and a Novella
By Todd Robert Petersen

In this collection of award-winning stories and a new novella, Todd Robert Petersen takes the reader on expeditions to outposts in Utah, Arizona, Buenos Aires, Rwanda, and beyond. The stories also undertake inward journeys into the minds of twenty-first-century Mormons, characters who are embroiled in battles between their humanity, their church, and their faith.

"The writing is openly accessible, seldom troubling—provocative rather than transgressive, and provocative in a way that the majority of Mormons will accept rather than find threatening. The stories are realistic . . . shying away from postmodernism and turning instead to moral questions. Yet there is also something new here: one gets the sense that the old answers won't quite satisfy anymore."
—Brian Evenson, from the foreword

Available November 2006
ISBN: 0-9787971-0-8

P.O. Box 51075
Provo, UT 84605

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