Deirdra McAfee &  BettyJoyce Nash, "Lock and Load: Armed Fiction"

Deirdra McAfee &  BettyJoyce Nash, Lock and Load: Armed Fiction

Sunday, December 17, 3pm

Nothing says America louder than a gun. As the short stories assembled here demonstrate, firearms loom as large in our imaginations as in the news. In this unforgettable anthology, the common theme, and the essential object, is the gun.

These striking stories, from such famous authors as Annie Proulx, Bonnie Jo Campbell, and John Edgar Wideman, plus a talented group of newcomers, range widely―from tender to violent, from chilling to hilarious. Tales of love, war, coming of age, and revenge, they occur in landscapes familiar or ordinary, distant or dystopian, and reflect Americans’ particular obsession with, and paranoia about, guns. This masterful and thought-provoking collection moves beyond the polarized rhetoric surrounding firearms to spark genuine discussion.

Deirdra McAfee is a fiction writer and editor living in Richmond, Virginia.

BettyJoyce Nash is a fiction writer and journalist living in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lock and Load: Armed Fiction Cover Image
By Deirdra McAfee (Editor), Bettyjoyce Nash (Editor)
ISBN: 9780826359087
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 1st, 2017

Event date: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401