Eric Barnes will be reading and discussing his new novel Something Pretty, Something Beautiful.
Something Pretty, Something Beautiful is set in Tacoma where a circle of friends finds their leader in Will Wilson. Together, they drink, they get high, they take girls to the woods-but Will Wilson keeps pushing toward darker extremes. As the descent gets steeper, there is a way out: another friend's fishing boat off the coast of Alaska. There is life after Tacoma. But the choice has to be made, and some friendships feel more than inevitable.
Eric Barnes is also the author of the novel Shimmer (Unbridled Books), an IndieNext selection praised for its "sheen of elegance and terror." He has published short stories in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, Best American Mystery Stories, among others. He lives in Memphis with his wife and their four children.