Forrest Gander, The Trace

Forrest Gander

The Trace

Tuesday, October 21



The Trace is Forrest Gander’s new masterful, poetic novel about a road trip through Mexico. After a devastating incident involving their adolescent son, a couple embark upon a trip through the vast Chihuahua Desert. They retrace the steps of Ambrose Bierce and try to piece their lives back together. With tender precision, Gander explores the intimacy as they travel through towns and picturesque canyons on a journey through the heart of the Mexican desert. After taking a short-cut through the brutally hot countryside, their car overheats miles from nowhere with terrible consequences. . . .


Forrest Gander is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Howard Foundations. In 2011, he was awarded the Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellowship. The Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University, Gander teaches courses such as Poetry & Ethics, EcoPoetics, Latin American Death Trip, and Translation Theory & Practice. Gander's poems appear in many literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad, and have been translated into a dozen languages. His books in translation are available in France, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Bulgaria, Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands. His book Core Samples from the World was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


Event date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl PArkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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ISBN: 9780811223713
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Directions - November 11th, 2014