Nick Flynn, author of This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire, in conversation with Natasha Trethewey - a virtual event
Boswell presents a special evening with Nick Flynn, celebrating the paperback release of his latest memoir, THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE. For this event, Flynn will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.
When Nick Flynn was a child, his mother set fire to their home. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother's suicide. Now a parent himself, he discovers that he too may be burning his house down. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his "feral childhood" has him still in its reins.
Purchase your copy of This Is the Night...in paperback at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780393867428 or if you can't wait, the hardcover is available at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780393867428 . Ask for your signed bookplate. The first 20 people to order the paperback will receive a broadsheet - ask for yours in comments.
Please note the special starting time for this event.