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Scott Blackwood, Grammy nominated author of TMR’s Paramount V1-2 box sets, will be reading from his existential crime novel See How Small at Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville, TN, 6:30pm, Thursday, February 12.
"A brutal, necessary, and near perfect novel” — NPR
“Instead of a decisive close to a horrific crime, there is only remembrance; and in the case of this thought-provoking novel, remembrance fused with literary invention and at times even grace.” —New York Times Book Review
Check out See How Small's opening paragraph to get you hooked:
"WE HAVE ALWAYS lived here, though we pretend we’ve just arrived. That’s the trick, to make forgetful shapes with your mouth so everything feels new and unremembered. But after a while we slip up. A careless word, an uninvited smell, a tip-of-the-tongue taste of something sweet, makes the room suddenly familiar — and we have to begin again. Like startled infants, we look to your face to tell us what comes next. You came into the fire."
Scott is the author of three books of fiction, the novels See How Small and We Agreed to Meet Just Here, and the story collection, In the Shadow of Our House. He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award in fiction, the AWP Award for the novel, and Texas Institute of Letters Award for best work of fiction. His two nonfiction narratives, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One and Two, were co-produced by Jack White's Third Man and Revenant Records. The first volume was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. Scott teaches in the MFA Program at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale.