Book Launch: A Key to Treehouse Living

Join us for an evening in celebration of Elliot Reed's A Key to Treehouse Living! Elliot will appear in conversation with Jenny Boully followed by a Q&A and book signing.

About the book:

A Key to Treehouse Living is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows up near a river in the rural Midwest. In a glossary-style list, he imparts his particular wisdom on subjects ranging from ASPHALT PATHS, BETTA FISH, and MULLET to MORTAL BETRAYAL, NIHILISM, and REVELATION. His improbable quest―to create a reference volume specific to his existence―takes him on a journey down the river by raft (see MYSTICAL VISION, see NAVIGATING BIG RIVERS BY NIGHT). He seeks to discover how his mother died (see ABSENCE) and find reasons for his father’s disappearance (see UNCERTAINTY, see VANITY). But as he goes about defining his changing world, all kinds of extraordinary and wonderful things happen to him.

Unlocking an earnest, clear-eyed way of thinking that might change your own, A Key to Treehouse Living is a story about keeping your own record straight and living life by a different code.

About the author:

Elliot Reed received his MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville and is currently living in Spokane, Washington.

About Jenny Boully:

Jenny Boully is the author of Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life. Her previous books include not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them, The Books of Beginnings and Endings: Essays, [one love affair]*, of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures, and The Body: An Essay. She teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and at Bennington College's MFA in Writing program.

A Key to Treehouse Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Tin House Books - September 4th, 2018

Betwixt-And-Between: Essays on the Writing Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566895101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Coffee House Press - April 3rd, 2018

Event date: 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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