Dashiel Carrera Presents The Deer, in conversation with Jay Gao

September 15th

McNally Jackson Seaport
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The Deer is a rhythmic, surrealist psychological thriller about a physicist who hits--what appears--to be a deer.

As he returns from the scene of the accident to his childhood home, long-forgotten memories flood his consciousness, and he must come to terms with the fact that his past, and reality as he knows it, are not what they appear. Part experimental film, part jazz record, but always lyrical, luminous, and austere, The Deer is a poignant meditation on familial love, loss, and the mystery at the heart of existence.


We recommend that guests wear masks on the night. 

Dashiel Carrera is a writer, musician, and media artist from Newton, Massachusetts. He received his BA from Brown University in Literary Arts and is currently a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Toronto. The Deer is his first novel.



Jay Gao is a poet and author of Imperium (Carcanet, 2022). He is a Contributing Editor at The White Review. He is a winner of the 2022 Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he earned his MFA at Brown University, and is currently a PhD student at Columbia University in New York City.





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