Phong Nguyen, author of Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History

Event date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Room of One's Own looks forward to welcoming Phong Nguyen for a reading and book signing from his book Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History.

Phong Nguyen is editor of Pleiades and the author of Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History (Queen's Ferry Press, 2014) and Memory Sickness and Other Stories (Elixir Press, 2011), winner of the Elixir Award for Fiction. He directs the Unsung Masters Series, for which he edited the volume Nancy Hale: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master. Nguyen teaches fiction and American literature at the University of Central Missouri, where he lives with his wife, the artist Sarah Nguyen, and their three children.

“Phong Nguyen’s Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History is an astonishing and audacious book—alternately poetic and spooky, heartbreaking and hilarious, a profound examination of the way the past has shaped us.” —Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awake

About Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History: At critical moments in world history, every political, spiritual, and cultural leader foresaw a different destiny. Columbus planned a Western sea route to Asia; Hitler applied to art school twice; Joan of Arc prophesied that she would become a mother. It is out of their failures that history itself is made. But what if the history-makers succeeded in the fulfillment of their best-laid plans? In Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History, Phong Nguyen explores a myriad of pasts in which these icons of history made a different choice, and got what they wished for.

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315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9781938466236
Availability: Special Order
Published: Queen's Ferry Press - January 7th, 2014