The Off Campus Writers' Workshop Presents Abby Geni

We are so pleased to support the Off Campus Writers' Workshop, as they host Abby Geni, author of The Body Farm: Stories, out May 7th. She will be presenting a talk called "Writing the Short Story Collection" at The Winnetka Community House. This is a ticketed program for writers. Click here to learn more about the program, and to register. 

Pre-order The Body Farm: Stories from The Book Stall, an independent bookshop based in Winnetka, IL, and we'll deliver your copy to you at the Winnetka Community House on the day of the workshop!

Type "OCWW" in the Order Comments section of the online order form, and we'll know to bring your copy to the Community House.  We'll have a limited number of extra copies with us that day to sell on site. 

About the Book:  The long-awaited new book from the critically acclaimed author of The Lightkeepers and The Wildlands, The Body Farm: Stories is an intense and insightful collection that celebrates the horrors and joys of inhabiting our bodies. The body cannot tell any lies. From birth to death, and through all the transitions in between, the body stores our knowledge and history, our feelings and experiences. Our betrayals. These insightful and empathetic stories, from the critically acclaimed author of The Last Animal, shine new light on our physical vessels set against our physical world, two landscapes irretrievably connected and altered over time. An etymologist solves cold cases and upholds a sense of justice by studying the decay of corpses in a field and the insect life they develop. A caregiver obsesses over a stained-glass lampshade to deal with the elegiac losses of Alzheimer's. A sister with webbed fingers highlights the often-universal belief that our siblings just might be creatures brought forth from the deep. The memory of a scent evokes the haunting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. These eleven stories display Abby Geni's great capacity to take us into the lives and experiences of others to scrutinize the physical self: birth, childhood, transition, mental health, trauma, aging, illness, love, sex, and death.

About the Author: Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction and the inaugural Chicago Review of Books Award for Best Fiction; The Wildlands, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and The Last Animal, an Indies Introduce Debut Authors selection and a finalist for the Orion Book Award. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship.

Event Date: Thursday, May 30th, 9:30 am -12:00 pm

Event Address: The Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka

The Body Farm: Stories By Abby Geni Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640096264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Counterpoint - May 7th, 2024