Aisha Sabatini Sloan & Amy P. Knight

Friday, November 17 at 7 PM

Local authors Aisha Sabatini Sloan, author of Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (1913 Press), and Amy P. Knight, author of Lost, Almost (Engine Books, $14.95).

Aisha Sloan’s Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit is a collection of essays chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of 1913’s Open Prose Book Contest, responsible for some of the most dynamic voices in print.  It is an unflinching reflection on racial tensions in 21st-century America.

"I’m so impressed by the critical lucidity of Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit. Essay by essay, paragraph by paragraph, sometimes even sentence by sentence, Sloan roves, guided by a deliberate, intelligent, associative logic which feels somehow both loose and exact, at times exacting. The implicit and explicit argument of these essays is that there’s no way out but through—and maybe even no way out. So here we are, so lucky to have Sloan as our patient, wry, questing companion and guide."
Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

Lost, Almost is an enthralling debut novel about the life and nuclear-weapons work of renowned physicist Adam Brooks as he struggles to find his place in science, history, and love.

"Lost, Almost takes us into a magnetic world, one where characters orbit not just Los Alamos and the sciences, but also the appealingly hard-nosed physicist Adam Brooks. His son, his grandchildren and his colleagues all live within his gravitational pull, and it’s not just Brooks but his effect on their lives that forms the captivating core of the book. ...Amy Knight paints her brilliant subjects with confidence, empathy, and a deep understanding of psychology.  ...Knight has managed to build a small solar system in these pages, one I was bereft to leave." 
Rebecca Makkai, author of The Hundred-Year House

Event date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
411 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444
Lost, Almost Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938126833
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Engine Books - November 14th, 2017