Brandon Hobson

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Ian Hobson

Biography

Brandon Hobson is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and his writing has appeared in such places as ConjunctionsNOON, The Paris Review Daily, and The Believer. He is the author of Desolation of Avenues UntoldDeep Ellum, and The Levitationist. He teaches writing in Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe.

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Schedule

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Chamber
Discussion
The Have’s and Have Not’s: Exploring the American Dream

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Where the Dead Sit Talking

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, Where the Dead Sit Talking is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story.

With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his mother’s years of substance abuse, Sequoyah keeps mostly to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface. At least until he meets seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts.

Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American background and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah’s feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both.

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