Michael Clune, author of the memoir White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin at Mac’s
Friday | 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Michael Clune, author of the memoir White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin (Hazelden 2013) and D. Foy, author of the novel Made to Break (Two Dollar Radio 2014) will be at Mac’s on Friday, March 28th at 7 p.m.
Michael Clune’s first work of creative nonfiction, White Out is a devastating portrait of addiction and was chosen as a Best Book of 2013 by The New Yorker, NPR’s “On Point,” The Millions, and other venues. “An astonishing new book! White Out is more than a recovery memoir. It is a phenomenology of heroin addiction–the single best thing I have read about the drug–and a deep, often beautiful meditation on the nature of memory, pleasure, and time.” –Lorin Stein, The Paris Review Daily Clune is currently completing a second memoir, Gamelife, on computer games as spiritual education, and is at work on a series of articles about what literature knows. He is also the author of American Literature and the Free Market (Cambridge University Press, 2010) which examines how postwar writing from Frank O’Hara’s poetry to nineties gangster rap takes on social power by offering an escape from society and Writing Against Time (Stanford University Press, 2013) a book that explores the effort to create an image immune to the erosive effects of neurobiological time.
D. Foy has had work published or forthcoming in Bomb, Post Road, The Literary Review, The Georgia Review, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and Laundromat, an homage to photographs of laundromats throughout New York City (powerHouse Books). Made to Break happens two days before New Years when a pack of five friends–three men and two women–head to a remote cabin near Lake Tahoe to celebrate the holidays. They’ve been buddies forever, banded together by scrapes and squalor, their relationships defined by these wild times. After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at the cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions, considering what they mean to one another and to themselves.