Virtual Author Event: "Subduction" by Kristen Millares Young in conversation with Anca Szilágyi

Join us for a virtual reading with Kristen Millares Young, author of Subduction, in conversation with Anca Szilágyi on Friday, October 16th at 6:30 PM CST.

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Subduction is a lyric retelling of the troubled history of encounter in the Americas. Through the ardent collision of two outsiders, a Latina anthropologist named Claudia and an underwater welder called Peter, Subduction portrays not only their strange allegiance after grievous losses but also their imperfect attempts to find community on the Makah Reservation.

The brilliance of Subduction only suggests the wonders to come. It is a good day for us when Kristen Millares Young puts pen to paper. Highly recommended.”                                                                                                                                                                                                               —Luis Alberto Urrea, winner of the American Book Award, and author of The House of Broken Angels

Young beautifully and vividly renders the Pacific Northwest, particularly the unique world of Neah Bay. Subduction is at once a thought-provoking meditation on the geography and geology of the natural world and a generous exploration of the natural shifts and movements that shape her characters.

Jonathan EvisonNew York Times bestselling author of Lawn Boy and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Kristen Millares Young is the author of Subduction, called an “utterly unique and important first novel” by Ms. Magazine and a “lyrical and atmospheric debut” by Kirkus Reviews. A prize-winning journalist and essayist, Kristen serves as Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House. Her reviews, essays and investigations appear in the Washington Post, the Guardian, and elsewhere, as well as the anthologies Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity, Pie & Whiskey, a New York Times New & Notable Book, and Advanced Creative Nonfiction (Bloomsbury, 2021). She was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall,” which won a Pulitzer Prize.

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of the novel Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch.” Her writing appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, and Orion Magazine, among other publications. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Lilith Magazine, Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, and elsewhere. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago. Find her at

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ISBN: 9781597098922
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 14th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781941360118
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