Author Talk with Paul Skenazy

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unearth your next thrilling read with Paul Skenazy and his new novella Temper, CA. A swerving family story set in a busted mining town - Temper, CA tells the story of a young woman's prodigal return to the town that bears her name. Joy Temper, a woman carrying the weight of her family, and a fair bit of California History, struggles through carrying her past and hopes for the future, and reconciling her many desires with her family. 

Temper, CA by Paul SkenazyMore about Temper, CA

Joy Temper grew up wandering the woods of Temper, CA, a Gold Rush town her family helped establish in the 1840s. When she returns to Temper for her grandfather's funeral, she discovers that the stories she's long traded on about her hippie upbringing have little to do with reality. Her struggles to face who she once was, and what she now desires, force her to confront family secrets and long-suppressed memories in a novella both familial and romantic, contemporary and historical.

More about Paul SkenazyAuthor Paul Skenazy

Paul Skenazy grew up in Chicago, studied at the University of Chicago and Stanford, and taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published essays, stories, and reviews in a range of newspapers and magazines, as well as critical work on James M. Cain and other noir writers. He lives in Santa Cruz with the poet Farnaz Fatemi.

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Temper CA Cover Image
ISBN: 9781881163640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Miami University Press - January 8th, 2019

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