Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Reader Meet Writer: Kristen Arnett with Mostly Dead Things (Virtual Event)

May 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Friday, May 15th at 3:00 pm for a great discussion with Kristen Arnett, a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter’s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. Her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, is now available in paperback from Tin House. She lives in Florida. Follow her on Twitter @Kristen_Arnett.

Mostly Dead Things: Tin House Books | April 21, 2020 | 9781947793835

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller – A 2019 Best Book of the Year: New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, TIME, Washington Post, Oprahmag.com, Thrillist, Shelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.

What does it take to come back to life? For Jessa-Lynn Morton, the question is not an abstract one. In the wake of her father’s suicide, Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy shop to make provocative animal art, while her brother, Milo, withdraws. And Brynn, Milo’s wife—and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with—walks out without a word. It’s not until the Mortons reach a tipping point that a string of unexpected incidents begins to open up surprising possibilities and second chances. But will they be enough to salvage this family, to help them find their way back to one another? Kristen Arnett’s breakout bestseller is a darkly funny family portrait; a peculiar, bighearted look at love and loss and the ways we live through them together.


May 15, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


Main Street Reads


Main Street Reads
115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
+ Google Map