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Author to discuss ‘The Paper Coast’ at Toadstool

  • Jefferson Navicky’s first book of stories entitled, “The Paper Coast” is set along the coast of Maine. Courtesy Photo


Friday, June 08, 2018 2:47PM

Jefferson Navicky’s first book of stories entitled, “The Paper Coast” is set along the coast of Maine. He will be at The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough on Saturday at 2 p.m. to sign and discuss the book. 

The captivating stories in this debut collection include “Elstor” in which a solitary painter on the southern coast receives word that his longtime friend has died. The narrator in “The Folksongs of Washington County” receives a grant to collect old songs but finds herself unexpectedly thwarted. In “The Owl in the Road,” the organizer of a popular poetry slam flees his hometown after a scandal. These experimental stories employ a traditional narrative tone, yet often contain surprising flights of language. Loosely connected, the stories come together to create an impression of place that is familiar for all its strangeness.

Navicky is the archivist for the Maine Women Writers Collection, and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. His novel, “The Book of Transparencies,” is due out from Kernpunkt Press in fall 2018. He lives in Freeport, Maine with his wife, Sarah Yanni, who grew up in Wilton.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information call the bookstore at 924-3543.