"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Sarah EInsteinSarah Einstein is the author of Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press 2015), Remnants of Passion (Shebooks 2014), and numerous essays and short stories. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Best of the Net, and the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

At forty, Sarah Einstein is forced to face her own shortcomings. In the wake of an attempted sexual assault, she must come to terms with the facts that she is not tough enough for her job managing a local drop-in center for adults with mental illness and that her new marriage is already faltering. Just as she reaches her breaking point, she meets Mot, a homeless veteran who lives a life dictated by frightening delusion. She is drawn to the brilliant ways he has found to lead his own difficult life; traveling to Romania to get his teeth fixed because the United States doesn’t offer dental care to the indigent, teaching himself to use computers in public libraries, and even taking university classes while living out of doors.

Mot: A Memoir is the story of their unlikely friendship and explores what we can, and cannot, do for a person we love. In unsparing prose and with a sharp eye for detail, Einstein brings the reader into the world of Mot’s delusions and illuminates a life that would otherwise be hidden from us.

Sarah’s Website: http://www.saraheinstein.com/

Buy Sarah’s Books!

Mot: A Memoir

Remnants of Passion

Read More from Sarah Online

Selected Publications

Interviews

http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2015/07/interview-sarah-einstein-author-of-mot-a-memoir/

https://medium.com/drunken-boat/an-interview-with-sarah-einstein-author-of-mot-a-memoir-49373e7d0266#.1qcvjdeik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs-z8UTK1BI

Hear Sarah Read at WVWC MFA Summer Residency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21OkuLmc5c0

 

Happy Reading, y’all!

xo

Mary

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