Peter Geye and Jarret Middleton in Conversation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States



Join us in the bookstore for a discussion between Peter Geye and Jarret Middleton, featuring Middleton's Darkansas, new from Dzanc Books. Publishers Weekly calls this dark and simmering novel a "page-turning debut about a family’s curse," and Kirkus praises it as "a subversive twist on Southern myths that’s surprisingly rich in its execution." Happy hour prices on beer and wine provided by Conexion Cafe. Don't miss this literary meeting of minds! 


Jarret Middleton is the author of Darkansas and the novella An Dantomine Eerly. He was the founding editor of Dark Coast Press and the classics library Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press. His writing has appeared widely in print and online. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife.

Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, where he continues to live. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was editor of Third Coast. He has also been a bartender, bookseller, banker, copywriter, and cook. His third novel, Wintering, received the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for Fiction.