Faculty member Ulrick Casimir will read from his new short story collection, Children of the Night, at the Windfall Reading Series, October 15 at 6:00 PM, in the downtown branch of the Eugene Library. He will be joining Honors College Professor Emeritus Henry Alley, who will be reading from his new novel, Men Touching, about a gay Vietnam vet who, in 1986, goes into recovery.
Children of the Night: Stories (2018) comes to us from Corpus Callosum Press, who write that the collection:
explores the bonds that are forged, strained, broken, and forged anew as his restless and at times desperate protagonists attempt to navigate the murky byways of modern life. In ten stories that blur and ultimately transcend genre boundaries as they upend readers’ expectations, Casimir paints, in lush, clear-eyed prose, an unflinchingly honest portrait—by turns grim and hopeful—of the ceaseless struggle to stay alert and alive on the winding, fog-strewn roads of twenty-first-century America.
Dr. Casimir's scholarly work has appeared in the film journal Jump Cut; his short fiction has most recently appeared in Plainsongs. Children of the Night: Stories is his debut story collection.