Authors Helen McClory and Susan Rukeyser will present their respective debut books On the Edges of Vision and Not on Fire, Only Dying. McClory’s collection of short stories sounds, well… pretty intense. The synopsis: “Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.” (Eek!) Rukeyser’s novel follows drug dealer Marko in his attempt to help troubled recluse Lola find her kidnapped newborn baby. Everyone assumes the child is just one of her delusions except the devoted, chivalrous ex-con, who takes it upon himself to come up with answers. Presented in conversation with Volume 1 Brooklyn editor Tobias Carroll.