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Baby Geisha to Hit Bookstores on January 13

 Brenda Layman Baby Geisha to Hit Bookstores on January 13
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Trinie Dalton’s latest book, Baby Geisha, is a dreamlike montage of stories that manage to be both prose poetry and descriptive narrative, and somehow make it work. Deeply sexual and subtly alluring, these stories pull the reader into a world that is just a bit more fantastic than reality allows—or is it?

Trinie Dalton has authored and/or edited five books. Wide Eyed (Akashic), Sweet Tomb (Madras Press), and A Unicorn is Born (Abrams) are works of fiction. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s, co-edited with Eli Horowitz and Lisa Wagner) and Mythtym (Picturebox) are art compilations. She writes articles and reviews about books, art, and music. Some of these are collected at sweettomb.com.

Fans of fiction that challenges expectations won’t want to miss this collection. Published by Columbus’s own Two Dollar Radio, Baby Geisha is scheduled for release on January 13, 2012. For more information, contact Eric Obenauf at [email protected].

Bexley Community Book Club continues preparations for author’s visit
Jonathan Safran Foer, the Bexley Community Book Club’s featured author of the year, will visit in April, and the club is presenting another opportunity for literature fans to prepare. On Wednesday, January 11, at 7pm, at the Bexley Public Library, four writers and scholars from The Ohio State University will present a panel discussion of Foer’s novels, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated. Panel participants will include OSU Creative Writing Professor and noted author Lee Martin; OSU American and Jewish American Literature scholar Steve Fink; and Molly Patterson and Alexandra Salerno, OSU faculty members and authors. Admission is free.

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