Fiction at Literati: Amy Gustine

April 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
124 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Literati is thrilled to welcome Amy Gustine in support of her acclaimed debut collection, You Should Pity Us Instead.

You Should Pity Us Instead explores some of our toughest dilemmas: the cost of Middle East strife at its most intimate level, the likelihood of God considered in day-to-day terms, the moral stakes of family obligations, and the inescapable fact of mortality. Amy Gustine exhibits an extraordinary generosity toward her characters, instilling them with a thriving, vivid presence.

“Gustine excels at dramatizing the cunning of the human animal—a creature renowned for its skill at self-sabotage—as well as celebrating the freakish grace that can sometimes strike an ordinary life. You Should Pity Us Instead is a devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank collection.”    –Karen Russell

Amy Gustine’s fiction has appeared in several journals, including The Kenyon Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cimarron Review, and the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal. Her work has also received Pushcart Prize Special Mention.

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