Justin Taylor, author of Flings, on tour August/September 2014

Posted By on August 5, 2014

Fings HCAbout Flings

• Hardcover: 240 pages
• Publisher: Harper (August 19, 2014)

In a new suite of powerful and incisive stories, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures.

A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car, and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends tries to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from—and back toward—each other by the choices they make. A boy’s friendship with a pair of identical twins undergoes a strange and tragic evolution over the course of adolescence. A promising academic and her fiancé attempt to finish their dissertations, but struggle with writer’s block, a nasty secret, and their own knowledge of Freud.

From an East Village rooftop to a cabin in Tennessee, from the Florida suburbs to Hong Kong, Taylor covers a vast emotional and geographic landscape while ushering us into an abiding intimacy with his restless, unforgettable characters. Flings is a commanding work of fiction that captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home.

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Justin TaylorAbout Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. He lives in New York City.

Connect with Justin through his website and on Twitter @my19thcentury.

Justin’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 19th: The Book Binder’s Daughter

Thursday, August 21st: Dwell in Possibility

Monday, August 25th: guiltless reading

Wednesday, August 27th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, August 28th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, September 1st: A Book Geek

Tuesday, September 2nd: BoundbyBooks

Wednesday, September 3rd: Consuming Culture

Thursday, September 4th: The Whynott Blog

Tuesday, September 9th: …the bookworm…

Wednesday, September 10th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, September 15th: Book Hooked Blog

Monday, September 15th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, September 18th: The Scarlet Letter

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