Ashley Butler will read from Dear Sound of Footstep, her daring essays exploring her mother's tragic death and her estranged relationship with her father. The essays are a blend of conventional narrative, aphorism, and lyrical imagery. Ashley Butler earned a BA from Columbia University and an MA from The University of Iowa. John D'Agata says that in Dear Sound of Footstep, she "has made of her staggering and cruel bewilderment–her deep and varacious intelligence– an eloquent and moving testament to the powers of art and love."
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