Catapult Book Club

The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, January 12 at 7pm - we will be discussing our current selection, Night of the Living Rez: Stories by Morgan Talty.

"Remarkable. . . . An electric, captivating voice. . . . Talty has assured himself a spot in the canon of great Native American literature." — The New York Times

"These stories took me in the same way Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son did when I first read it. The comparison here is meant in every way to praise Talty as a writer, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one who says so, partially because of his emotional precision, his stark, unflinching, droll, intoxicating style, and also because of a certain drug/addiction element at play here. But as I got deeper into the work, into the book, and came to understand these lives and this community, the further away it felt from my initial comparison with Johnson, and the more familiar it felt—our Native communities being bound by countless common threads, strengths and afflictions both—and only then did I understand the distinct brilliance of Talty’s voice as its own, and ours. I knew and felt for these people. Wanted to and knew I couldn’t help them, even as they did me. There is so much brutal, raw, and beautiful power in these stories. I kept wanting to read and know more about these peoples’ lives, how they ended up where they ended up, how they would get out, how they wouldn’t. It is difficult to be so honest, and funny, and sad, at once, in any kind of work. Reading this book, I literally laughed and cried." — Tommy Orange, author of There There

All book club selections are 20% off until the next meeting - and meetings are of course open to all!

 

Event date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781953534187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022