DPLS welcomes Writer in Residence Christopher Boucher.
Christopher Boucher is thrilled to be serving as Writer-in-Residence at Deschutes Public Library just two days before the publication of his third novel, "Big Giant Floating Head" (out June 18 from Melville House). Chris' afternoon reading will feature selections from the new novel, which tells the story of a character named Christopher Boucher who is navigating the end of a marriage and the mysteries of the fictional town of Coolidge, Massachusetts. Big Giant Floating Head features the same heartfelt, imaginative adventures that drew readers to Boucher's first two novels, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011) and Golden Delicious (2016), and that have earned praise from actor Patton Oswalt and writers George Saunders, Roxane Gay and Emily St. John Mandel. Oscillating back and forth in time, "Big Giant Floating Head" contains strange surprises at every turn: Christopher briefly dates a woman with an invisible dog, contracts a strange illness that divides him in half, participates in a failure competition, and joins a community called The Unloveables. In the face of these trials and others, Christopher struggles to regain his bearings, make sense of a new reality, and chart a course forward.
Boucher serves as part of the OSU-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA faculty.