Friday, September 12, 2008
Reading with Fiction Writer T.M. McNally
Fabulous fiction writer, ASU professor, and HFR advisor T. M. McNally will be reading from his short story collections Low Flying Aircraft and The Gateway on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe. Spanning a period of fourteen years, the stories in Low Flying Aircraft are connected by the pasts of Orion McClenahan and Helen Jowalski, childhood friends whose fathers shared a law practice in Chicago. In 1976 a freak accident changes their lives irrevocably, and the stories are about the people Orion and Helen grow up to be, the people they love, and the people they lose along the way. The Gateway, a finalist for the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award, answers the age-old question: Why do fools fall in love?