Alice`s Kaltman book presentation “Almost deadly, almost good”
P&T Knitwear is pleased to welcome Alice Kaltman & David Queen to celebrate the release of Alice’s newest book, almost deadly, almost good (Word West Press), & the third anniversary of Word West Press! Kaltman’s fifth book, almost deadly, almost good explores how human nature is just a flip-floppy beautiful mess, and the difference between good and bad is nearly impossible to discern. With a skewed but compassionate perspective, Alice Kaltman gives us sinners and saints to love equally, each one perfectly flawed, just like the rest of us.
Praise for “Almost deadly, almost good”
“Alice Kaltman’s almost deadly, almost good gives rise to the philosophical contemplations of of virtue and sin—blending the two ideas—giving us reason to believe that perhaps, one is no different than the other depending on the situation.” — Shome Dasgupta, author of Spectacles
These stories dazzle with Kaltman’s wit and rich, complex characters who you’ll want to hug and scream at in equal turns, because they remind us of the best and worst parts of ourselves, all the mistakes we’ve ever made and all the good we wish we’d done." — Chris Gonzales, author of I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat
With almost deadly, almost good, her dazzling new collection of intersecting stories, Kaltman continues to do what she does so beautifully, imbuing her characters with lives, loves, triumphs and tragedies that feel real and true, while leaving her lucky readers exhilarated and longing for more." — Ben Tanzer, author of Upstate, Lost in Space, & Orphans
- This is a free in-store event with limited amphitheater-style seating
- All guests must be vaccinated to attend and must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the event. We encourage all guests to wear masks.
- The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books signed at P&T Knitwear events must be purchased from P&T Knitwear. If you would like a signed copy and cannot attend the event, we’re happy to take your pre-order. We ship to most places!
About the author
Alice Kaltman is the author of the story collection Staggering, the novels Wavehouse, The Tantalizing Tale of Grace Minnaugh, and Dawg Towne. Alice’s stories appear in journals like Lost Balloon, The Pinch, Joyland, Hobart, and BULL, and in numerous anthologies. She’s not thrilled by the sound of her own voice, but you might like it. If so, you can hear her read her work at Micro Podcasts, Elevator Stories, and No Contact. Alice splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, NY where she lives, surfs, and swims with her husband the sculptor Daniel Wiener and Ollie the Wonder Dog.
About the moderator
David Byron Queen was raised in Ohio. He has an MFA from the University of Montana, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He teaches with the Writing Workshops and the Hudson Valley Writers Center. His work has appeared in VICE, Paste, Split Lip Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Hobart, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He divides his time between New York and Montana.
About word west press
Word west aims to publish exciting new works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and whatever else we feel like.
Time: 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM EST