High as the Horses Bridles sweeps us from a crowded ampitheater in 1980s Queens (where a boy prophecies apocalypse), to the bluegrass hills of nineteenth century Kentucky, landing finally in contemporary Southern California, where fates dramatically commingle. Scott Cheshire's powerful debut searchingly explores the generational impact of evangelical Christianity and the precarious line between fanaticism and faith. With the inimitable Paul Morris, Director of Membership and Marketing at the PEN America Center."[...] A deep look at one of the more unsettling aspects of our national character--religion as desire. This is a rare and beautiful debut that will have readers thinking of Aleksandar Hemon, of E.L Doctorow, of Don DeLillo." -- Colum McCannScott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College. He is the interview editor at the Tottenville Review and teaches writing at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. His work has been published in Slice, AGNI, Guernica and the Picador anthology The Book of Men. He lives in New York City.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
52 Prince St
10012-3309 New Yorkus