The US Embassy Literature Series presents Tom Drury.
Tom Drury reads from his novel The Driftless Area (Das stille Land, Klett-Cotta 2014).
Pierre Hunter's life is saved by a beautiful stranger whose past lives catch up with both of them in a violent and transcendent finale.
"Equal parts heist caper, ghost story, and romance . . . in prose that is spare and sly."-Amy Virshup, The New York Times
"Drury is nothing less than a wizard. . . Not since Twin Peaks has the rural surreal had such an artful airing . . . . Unsettling, ironic, and strangely lovely."-Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
"[D]eadpan wit, cosmic melancholy, characters both ethereal and down and dirty, predicaments a Beckett character would accept as inevitable, and a porous divide betweeen the living and the dead add up to a delectably unnerving outlaw fairy tale.?-Donna Seaman, Booklist
In cooperation with The American Academy and Klett-Cotta Verlag