Henry Hoke, with Lincoln Michel & Laura Eve Engel
June 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
A shape-shifting presence unites the nine surreal stories in Henry Hoke’s Genevieves. As the stories’ characters attempt to escape the traps of the everyday, childhood visions begin to manifest and mysteries wake each into a new dream--a dream in which Genevieve exists. A script supervisor encounters a spectral film extra that no one else can see, a teenager finds a severed toe on a vanishing island, and a woman reunites with her sister, who happens to be a weapon of mass destruction. Those anomalies only scratch the surface of these formally adventurous contemporary ghost stories. Creative and formally daring, Genevieves puts Hoke at the forefront of cutting-edge, creepy fiction.
Henry Hoke was a child in the South and an adult in New York and California. He authored The Book of Endless Sleepovers (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and GENEVIEVES (Subito Press, 2017). Some of his stories appear in Winter Tangerine, PANK, 7x7 and Carve. He co-created and directs Enter>text, a living literary journal.