Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Phonse Jessome will read from Disposable Souls, shortlisted for the 2017 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. He will also deliver a talk that explores the social value of Noir fiction as a form of journalism that examines the many ills in our society. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark II.
Lately, our literary detective-types have been showing some realistic signs of wear and tear. It can show up as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a lasting psychological disorder resulting from exposure to a harrowing experience, with symptoms that range from nightmares and flashbacks to memories that trigger muscle tension and increased heart rate.