Geographical, literary, and linguistic wanderluster
Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of The Ravenous Muse,
The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, Paris Out of Hand,
and an expanding collection of mischievous language handbooks
that have become cult classics and classroom godsends:
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The Well-Tempered Sentence
(handbooks for the innocent, the eater and the doomed), The Disheveled
Dictionary, and Torn Wings and Faux Pas: A Flashbook of Style,
A beastly Guide Through the Writer's Labyrinth. Also due in October is
My Dear Mother: Stormy, Boastful and Tender Letters by Distinguished
Sons-from Dostoevsky to Elvis.
Karen shuffles between Berkeley, France and
other places on real and imaginary maps.
With the assistance of actor Laura Shepard,
Karen will perform scenes from
Paris Out of Hand, as well as give a colorful reading from her new book
The Disheveled Dictionary.