Thursday, May 07, 2020 7:00 PM
The Decatur Book Festival on Crowdcast
The Decatur Book Festival, A Cappella Books and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome a fresh new voice in Southern literature, Ginger Eager, to discuss her striking debut, "The Nature of Remains.”
Eager will appear in conversation with Atlanta’s own Joshilyn Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Almost Sisters” and “Never Have I Ever.”
This event is free and open to the public. To attend, go to the official Decatur Book Festival website to register for the Crowdcast event:
A Cappella Books has copies of "The Nature of Remains" available for pre-order online. Shipping and local delivery options are available.
About the Book
In the tiny town of Flyshoals, Georgia, karma is writ small enough to witness. When Doreen Swilley discovers that her boss, who is also her lover, intends to fire her in order to placate his dying wife, she devises a plan to steal his business from him. Her plan just might work too, if she is not thwarted by a small town’s enmeshed histories and her own dark secrets.
Set during the 2009 recession, “The Nature of Remains” rests at the intersection of class, gender, education and place. Eager’s deeply drawn characters endow this novel with profound authenticity. Through extended geological metaphor, we witness the orogeny, crystallization, and weathering of the human soul. The forces impacting Doreen reflect how even a woman’s most precious connections—her children, her grandchildren, her lover—operate within larger social structures that challenge her sovereignty.
About the Author
Ginger Eager’s reviews, essays, and short stories have appeared in the Chattahoochee Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Georgia Review, West Branch, and elsewhere. She lives in Decatur, Georgia.