Depictions of Disability in Fiction

Wed. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: The Disability Studies Initiative and UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff


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Elizabeth Earley (Like Wings, Your Hands) and Raymond Luczak (Flannelwood) discuss their novels and the decision to embrace characters with disabilities, who are too often left out of or underrepresented in contemporary fiction. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Both a philosophical novel and a coming-of-age story, Like Wings, Your Hands explores a mother-son relationship in the context of disability and interdependence, while also raising questions about the nature of time and space and the limitless capacities of the human mind.”—Red Hen Press

“Lyrical and erotic, Flannelwood deftly melds an aching tale of romantic loss with prose poetry and depictions of disability that transcend clichés. Particularly fascinating is the way this love letter of a novel parallels Djuna Barnes’s classic Nightwood, both in its search for answers and its achievement of an elegant revenge.”—Jeff Mann, author

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