Providence author Max Winter reads from his debut novel, EXES, published this week by Catapult and written in part at the Athenæum. An irreverent novel-in-fragments and a powerful investigation of grief, love, and notions of hope, EXES has received considerable advance praise: “The immersive and accomplished debut novel by Winter is haunted as much by the city of Providence, R.I., as it is by the suicide of [character] Eli…Both an appreciation and evisceration of Providence and its residents, the novel straddles the line between humor and tragedy in each of its disparate parts…Each character navigates the complex territories of family, grief, and human attachment with sharp intelligence and wit” [Publisher’s Weekly].
Book signing to follow. No registration required. Free & open to the public.
Max Winter is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program, a recipient of two Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Fiction, and a finalist for the 2012 MacColl Johnson Fellowship. He contributed to the Webby Award-winning narrative app The Silent History (Ying Horowitz & Quinn, 2012), edited the literary journal Faultline, and has been published in Day One and Diner Journal. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and son.