Join us as we welcome Detroit-area author Lynn Crawford for a conversation about her just released novel, Shankus & Kitto: A Saga. The novel (first of 4 volumes) traces two intertwined families, Shankus & Kitto.
Lynn took care in making this a Detroit product produced by Detroit women. The book is publisher by Ditto Ditto located in Corktown and was designed by Andrea Farhart.
This is a stunningly attractive book – Lynn Crawford’s so-far best, which is saying a lot. A Big Bang of narrative invention. In a delicious counterpoint of stories, it brings to an apogee Crawford’s power to invest her complex, questioning, lovable characters (mainly small-town folk by birth or migration) with exotic, alien, weird attributes.
– Harry Mathews, author of Cigarettes, My Life in CIA
Crawford writes her speckled urban New World with the fancy of a poet and recreates its dreamy detail with the cruelty of an artist. The world she draws here is what she is made of. It’s the real world made fantastic by her wonder at its existence.
– Andrei Codrescu, author of Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes) Box Edition