Kathleen Wheaton: 'Aliens and Other Stories'

Georgetown Library

Kathleen Wheaton: 'Aliens and Other Stories'

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 7 p.m.

Kathleen WheatonCover of Aliens and Other StoriesMeet author Kathleen Wheaton as she discusses her latest award-winning collection, Aliens and Other Stories.

Political refugees from Argentina’s “dirty war,” survivors of a Cuban shipwreck and of Franco’s Spain, a former Peruvian missionary and a stubborn expatriate, navigate life in Madrid, Buenos Aires, and suburban Washington, D.C. A minor character in one story appears as the narrator in another, as different generations reconcile the absurdities of contemporary American culture with a legacy of dislocation, loss and longing. 

Following the presentation copies of Aliens and Other Stories will be available for sale and autograph by the author.