Outbook Special Event
Author Trebor Healey
Nov 27, VIP Lounge @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reserve Your FREE Seats- https://outbooktreborhealey.eventbrite.com
Join us as Outbook host’s Lamba Literary award winner Trebor Healey for a special reading from his latest novel fresh off the shelves FALLING, Nov 27 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the VIP Lounge at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The event is FREE. Pick up a copy of the book ahead of time at JUST FABULOUS, located 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District.
Mix and Mingle 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Author Reading 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Q+A Reception 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In award-winning author Trebor Healey’s newest collection, Falling, characters lose their way, figuratively and literally, and confront the profound displacement of modern life. These are stories of hard-won redemption and transformation — a widower who finds meaning adopting refugee children, a painter who reconnects with his son after losing everything, a nun victimized and haunted by state terror, and a peripatetic gay man in utter despair and fatigue who finally bonds with his dying father. In Healey’s skilled hands, there is a flicker of hope in the hopeless, a way forward in the pathless wood, and a bridge — though rickety and swaying — across even the most harrowing chasm. Together, these vignettes cover a dizzying breadth of the human experience. From a contemporary reimagination of the life of Evita Perón with a gay man in the starring role to the story of an abandoned building full of ghosts in the center of Mexico City, this collection suggests other ways of seeing in a world overburdened by history.
Trebor Healey is the recipient of a Lambda Literary award, two Publishing Triangle awards and a Violet Quill award. He is the author of three novels, A Horse Named Sorrow, Faun and Through It Came Bright Colors; a book of poetry, Sweet Son of Pan; and two previous collections of stories, A Perfect Scar and Eros & Dust. He co-edited (with Marci Blackman) Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco and co-edited (with Amie M. Evans) Queer & Catholic.