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Leni Zumas

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Leni Zumas is the author of RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018); THE LISTENERS (Tin House, 2012); and FAREWELL NAVIGATOR: STORIES (Open City, 2008). She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches in the MFA program at Portland State University.

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Red Clocks

3.73 avg rating — 6,375 ratings — published 2018 — 19 editions
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Farewell Navigator: Stories

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Upcoming readings and conversations:

June 1, Portland
In conversation with Aja Gabel about The Ensemble / Powell's Burnside, 7:30PM.

June 4, Portland
n conversation with Heather Abel about The Optimistic Decade / Powell's Hawthorne, 7:30PM.

June 12, Seattle
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In this comic & tender novel, an English professor realizes he can no longer stand to live a life of quiet desperation. A rollicking, big-hearted story of awakening—and reawakening—to love.
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“She knew—it was her job as a teacher of history to know—how many horrors are legitimated in public daylight, against the will of most of the people.”
Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

“What does the word “spinster” do that “bachelor” doesn’t do? Why do they carry different associations? These are language acts, people!”
Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

“The comparing mind is a despairing mind.”
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