Join us at City Lit Books as we welcome James Tadd Adcox and Sarah Layden for a reading from their new novels.
Does Not Love is set in an alternate-reality Indianapolis that perhaps isn't that alternate at all, the married protagonists of Does Not Love find themselves in troubling romantic affairs with FBI agents who have appeared at their workplaces and enmeshed in elaborate conspiracies designed to look like pharmaceutical studies, all while trying to recover from tragedy and figuring out how to live in the world.
"James Tadd Adcox is a curator of the curious and the intimate, the real and the surreal. More than anything, Adcox is a writer who knows how to make the reader believe the impossible, in his capable hands, is always possible, and the ordinary, in his elegant words, is truly extraordinary."
—Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State and Bad Feminist
In Trip through Your Wires, Carey’s boyfriend Ben’s murder has left her inert for seven years. Now, a clue draws her back into the mystery that led to his death, forcing her to re-examine her own culpability and the self-delusion that blinded her to the dangers of his world. As she follows the clues and searches her memory, searing loss and guilt take over her life.
“Trip Through Your Wires is a welcome antidote to despair. Sarah Layden is the real thing.”
-Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk
James Tadd Adcox is the author of a novel, Does Not Love (Curbside Splendor Publishing 2014), and a collection of stories, The Map of the System of Human Knowledge (Tiny Hardcore Press / PANK Books 2012). He works at the University of Chicago Press.
Sarah Layden is the winner of the Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for fiction and an AWP Intro Award. Her short fiction can be found in Boston Review, Stone Canoe, Blackbird, Artful Dodge, The Evansville Review, Booth, PANK, the anthology Sudden Flash Youth, and elsewhere. A two-time Society of Professional Journalists award winner, her recent essays, interviews and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, The Writer's Chronicle, NUVO, and The Humanist. She teaches writing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana Writers Center.