Ru Freeman, "Sleeping Alone," with special guest Anna Badkhen

Main Point Books and Blue Stoop: A Home for Philly Writers are proud to host Ru Freeman and her new short story collection "Sleeping Alone." Ru will be joined by guest Anna Badkhen.

This event will be online with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Signed books are available for purchase through Eventbrite or the store's website.

About the Author

Ru Freeman is the author of A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, and the editor of Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine and Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security. She directs the Artist Network at Narrative 4.

About the Book

In this collection of rich and textured stories, Ru Freeman explores what it means to cross borders, both real and imagined. A cast of misfits—young and old, single and coupled, even entire family units—confront startling changes wrought by difficult circumstances or harrowing choices, rendered by Freeman with sensitivity, dignity, and grace. These eleven stories span the world, moving from Maine to Sri Lanka, from Dublin to Philadelphia, paying exquisite attention to the dance between the intimate details of our lives and our public selves. At once sprawling yet intimate, Sleeping Alone asks: what is the toll of feeling foreign in one’s land, foreign to others, or foreign to oneself?

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books

Books: 

Sleeping Alone: Stories By Ru Freeman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - June 7th, 2022

The Song of Achilles: A Novel By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Galatea: A Short Story By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780063280519
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022