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John Glynn in conversation with Amy Feltman on Out East


On May 22nd, join John Glynn in conversation with Amy Feltman (Willa & Hesper) on his debut work, Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer.

They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house’s octagonal roof resembled a bee’s nest. It was dubbed The Hive.

In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn’t understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark.

OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John’s own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond. Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt’s The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang’s The Lonely City, OUT EAST is a keenly wrought story of love and transformation, longing and escape in our own contemporary moment.

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://astoriabookshop.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6085

Organizer

Katie Mayfield
Phone:
7182782665
Email:
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com

Venue

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria
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Phone:
7182782665
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com