Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Michael Kiggins to celebrate his new book, And the Train Kept Moving.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
About the Book
It’s 2003, Bryan Meigs is twenty-six years old, and his life has stalled out in Memphis, Tennessee. He is single, tormented by his OCD, and stuck in a crappy job. During a chance encounter at work, Bryan meets Adam, who gives him his phone number. Bryan ignores his instincts, calls the number, and asks Adam out on a date. Although he is hoping for an escape from the rut of lonely hangovers, Bryan’s morning-after arrives with bloody sheets, a black eye, no memory of last night, and no signs of a used condom.
Wherever Bryan turns for help, his few friends either downplay his concerns or question his version of events. These and other betrayals drive him to track Adam down and make him admit what he did. During his search, Bryan will navigate parts of Memphis that most tourists never see—a world of gay clubs, late-night dives, and cruising spots—all set during a time when homophobia and the fear of contracting HIV were more rampant.
Throughout And the Train Kept Moving, Bryan will reckon with brutal facts about his present and his past. These revelations will ultimately force him to choose which truths he can live with and those he can’t.
About the Author
Michael Kiggins lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where electric scooters litter the sidewalk like construction cranes do the skyline. And the Train Kept Moving is his debut novel. His short fiction has appeared in A&U Magazine, The Citron Review, Passengers Journal, Monkeybicycle, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, and elsewhere. You can find him on Twitter @MikeKiggins and read more of his work at www.heavytomorrow.com.