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Eric Freeze | Hemingway on a Bike

Join Eric Freeze for a reading and signing of his new collection of essays, Hemingway on a Bike.

A collage-like mash-up of personal anecdote, popular culture, masculinity, sports, and parenting, Hemingway on a Bike takes readers through the many and varied twists and turns of the life and mind of its author, Eric Freeze. Delving into obsessions and experiences, Freeze's essays display a keen intelligence with insights on topics as diverse as Mormonism and foosball, Angry Birds and professional wrestling, superheroes and free birthing, Ernest Hemingway and Star Trek. "Carnecopia" mashes the experiences fishing and snorkeling with an exhibit at Monaco's oceanographic museum to comment on how human beings unwittingly enact harm on their environment. "Bolt" explores the author's fascination with sprinting and shares moments in France and the Midwest, where the words "to bolt" sometimes have unforeseen consequences. "Supergirl" plays on the childhood fascination with superheroes juxtaposed with adulthood manifestations of gendered expectations. By turns playful, poignant, celebratory, and searching, Hemingway on a Bike meanders through ruminations on a number of subjects, and these reflections combine to dissect identity, belonging, and migration in an age when borders and boundaries, whatever the type, are continually transgressed and traversed.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Hemingway on a Bike from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Hemingway on a Bike today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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$19.95
ISBN: 9780803249752
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2014