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2020 Fox Cities Book Festival: How the Fox Cities Informed Luke Geddes’s Debut Novel

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 1:30pm

Part of the 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival!

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An off-the-wall cast of characters and wry humor make Luke Geddes’s HEART OF JUNK an entertaining read. But beneath the humor Geddes examines why certain objects resonate with us so deeply and shows that “junk” can have great value, connecting us not only to our personal pasts but our shared human history. “Hilarious and poignant” (BOOKLIST), HEART OF JUNK perfectly captures both the charms and horrors of living in the Midwest. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY calls it “a quirky treat for fans of flyover state humor,” and KIRKUS promises “readers who’ve gasped at a record-bin discovery or elbowed someone out of the way at an estate sale will enjoy this find.”

After reading an excerpt from his book, Luke, who grew up in Appleton and attended West high school, will talk about his journey from fox cities native to nationally published author.