SubText Books is pleased to present a reading and signing with Elliott Foster for his new novel, “Panic River.” This event will take place at Black Dog Café in downtown St. Paul.
Praise for “Panic River”
“Elliott Foster has dared to be honest in his newest work “Panic River.” Set in familiar Upper Mississippi River locales, his novel takes us to the secret interiors of familiar faces and their outdoor lives. His exploration of marriage, family, sexuality, and gender identity is courageous, insightful, and compassionate, and his story has cliff-hanger qualities that make it a page turner.” —Minnesota Book Award-winning author and poet Emilio Degrazia
"Foster’s hero is a man in pain, and the way forward hurts even more. But walls come down, hearts open,
and there is such pleasure in sharing the journey." —Sandra Scofield, National Book Award finalist and American Book Award winning author of Beyond Deserving and Swim: Stories of the Sixties
"Panic River is a marvel: equal parts salient, searing portrait of Middle America and taut, orchestrated
page-turner full of family secrets that don't stay buried for long. Foster offers up an exquisitely-crafted
panoply that grapples with American angst, toxic masculinity, identity, and the expectations we face every day of our lives, all handled with tenderness and deft skill. Yes, this is a luminous novel; I'll happily follow Foster wherever he goes next." —Robert James Russell, author of Mesilla and Sea of Trees