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Writers in Residence Presents: Alissa Nutting

Feb 07
06:00pm-07:00pm

Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novel Tampa. Made for Love: A Novel (HarperCollins) is her latest book. From one of our most exciting and provocative young writers, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love‚ and how far some will go to escape it. Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane‚ his extremely lifelike sex doll‚ as her roommates. Life with Hazel's father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She's just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. Perceptive and compulsively readable, Made for Love is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family.

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