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Books: Seattle’s Allison Green explores Richard Brautigan

Allison Green reads from her book, “The Ghosts Who Travel With Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan’s America,” June 18 at Village Books.
Allison Green reads from her book, “The Ghosts Who Travel With Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan’s America,” June 18 at Village Books. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Why would a lesbian and feminist writer identify with author Richard Brautigan, whose most famous work doesn’t even name its female characters? With humor and candor, Allison Green of Seattle searches for the answer, traveling with the ghosts of her ancestors and idols on a literary pilgrimage across Brautigan’s America in her new book, “The Ghosts Who Travel With Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan’s America.”

Green shares her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Green teaches English composition at Highline College. She is the author of “Half-Moon Scar,” and has also had her writing published by Calyx, Bellingham Review, Defunct, Zyzzyva, Yes! Magazine, The Commons, Jumpstart, Raven Chronicles, Willow Springs, Teacher’s Voice, and Evergreen Chronicles. The city of Seattle awarded her a CityArtist grant in 2010.

More about her at http://allisongreen.org.

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