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Jonathan Harper

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 W. Cary Street Richmond (map)

In our upstairs gallery.  Free & open to the public.

Jonathan Harper will read from his short story collection, Daydreamers. Downtrodden workers at a towing company compete to repossess an elusive Mercedes; two men clash over their participation in a body modification ritual; a group of Dungeons & Dragons players find themselves unwelcome in an upscale resort; the discovery of a drowned corpse haunts two would-be lovers in a beach town. Ne'er-do-wells, prodigal sons and young men without a clue await to be met in these nine stories that speak to a new generation of hopefuls not usually found in contemporary queer fiction.

Harper received his MFA in Creative Writing from American University in 2010 and has received residencies from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow. A long-time resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, he has a fondness for period pieces, plays way too many video games and hates wearing socks.

For more on Jonathan and his book, please visit his website.