Michael Griffith Drops 'Trophy' Tonight

Listen up, fans of crafty, post-modern fiction: Local author/professor/all-around good guy Michael Griffith christens his freshly minted new book, Trophy, 7 p.m. tonight at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. —-

Published by Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, Trophy centers its narrative on a Vada Prickett, a 29-year-old “Hose Associate” at a car wash in South Carolina who finds himself trapped under a gigantic, stuffed grizzly bear —a predicament that leads him to look back on his life via 104 mostly brief chapters.

Here's an interview I did with Griffith a few weeks ago wherein the author discusses his use of stylistic quirks and esoteric pop culture figures, as well as his views on the employment of fractured, non-linear narratives. And, if you can't make it out tonight, or to a bricks-and-mortar book store in the near future, he's a link to the Trophy's Amazon page.

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