VIRTUAL EVENT. Barker House, with David Moloney

ONLINE ONLY. This event has been moved to a virtual format to eliminate crowds during our current health crisis.

We will be hosting David Moloney via ZOOM videoconferencing. ZOOM is free for audience members to use and requires no logins or registrations. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with ZOOM ahead of time. A ZOOM widget (computer) or app (smartphone) and an internet connection are required to participate. There is no admittance fee to attend this virtual event. This event will not be recorded and broadcast later.

After some feedback from our first virtual event, we have decided to make the meeting link available in advance. Please be aware that this event will not go live until 6:55pm EST on Thursday, April 16th. Please also be aware that the meeting room holds up to 100 people, and spaces are filled as people enter the virtual meeting room once the event becomes live.

ZOOM meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/530757396?pwd=YjlHZFM1MW0zTTZXOFkrbTlZdVAyUT09

Meeting ID: 530-757-396
Meeting Password: 196393

David Moloney returns to New Hampshire to present his new novel, Barker House, which follows the story of nine unforgettable New Hampshire correctional officers over the course of one year on the job. While veteran guards get by on what they consider survival strategies--including sadistic power-mongering and obsessive voyeurism--two rookies, including the only female officer on her shift, develop their own tactics for facing “the system.” Tracking their subtly intertwined lives, Barker House reveals the precarious world of the jailers, coming to a head when the unexpected death of one in their ranks brings them together.

Timely and universal, this masterfully crafted debut adds a new layer to discussions of America's criminal justice system, and introduces a brilliant young literary talent.

"HERE is a voice to listen to! Moloney's voice is as true as a voice can be. Concise, with the right details rendered perfectly, these sentences come to the reader with marvelous straight forwardness, clean as a bone."--Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge meets The Mars Room in this powerfully unsentimental work of fiction--a portrait of nine lives behind the concrete walls of a New Hampshire jail.

About the author: David Moloney worked in the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, NH, from 2007 to 2011. He received a BA in English and creative writing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he now teaches, and an MFA from Southern New Hampshire's Mountainview low-residency program, where he won the Lynn Safford Memorial Prize. He lives in Massachusetts.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Barker House Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 7th, 2020

"HERE is a voice to listen to! Moloney's voice is as true as a voice can be. Concise, with the right details rendered perfectly, these sentences come to the reader with marvelous straight forwardness, clean as a bone."--Elizabeth Strout


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