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"Better Davis and Other Stories" Virtual Event with author Philip Dean Walker & Emily Voorhees

Join us for a virtual event with Philip Dean Walker, author of Better Davis and Other Stories, & Emily Voorhees on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30pm Central!

About the book:
With his succinct prose and crystalline characterizations, Philip Dean Walker once again evokes the 1980s through the diamond-shattering effects of AIDS among the famous and infamous.

“Scathingly funny, downright nasty, unnervingly haunting, and ultimately heartbreaking, the stories in Better Davis and Other Stories take a very specific moment in American culture—the late seventies and early-mid eighties—and imagine the inner worlds of true-life celebrities, artists, gay playboys, and their good-time gal pals as AIDS shadowed and then decimated a vibrant and decadent generation. Keenly aware of his characters’ failings and frailties as well as their vulnerability and humanity, Philip Dean Walker writes as if Andrew Holleran had ever turned his shrewd lens on the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Paul Lynde, revealing the messy and tender hearts of large and small American icons who are already half-forgotten.”
—Tim Murphy, author of Christodora and Correspondents

About the author:
Philip Dean Walker
holds a B.A. in American Literature from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. His first book, At Danceteria and Other Stories, was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017. His second book, Read by Strangers, was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018. He lives in Washington, D.C. 


Emily Voorhees is a poet, essayist and Social Worker based in Corrales, NM.

Better Davis and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941960158
Availability: Not in stock. Order here for delivery or to pickup later.
Published: Squares & Rebels - September 15th, 2021

At Danceteria and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941960059
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Squares & Rebels - November 15th, 2016

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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