AUG 23: Love Lets Us Down

Love Lets Us Down

Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 PM when Suzanne Heagy will read from her novel Love Lets Us Down.

The book is a poignant study of broken hearts and doomed love. For a single day, newlywed ghosts haunt a room in an aging hotel, the Meridian Inn. On the day that the ghosts arrive, a variety of other characters, employees and guests, inhabit the hotel, whose public space–the lobby, the pool area, the parking lot–provide the setting for a wide range of characters to interact. The characters’ individual stories include: an unfaithful wife, an unfaithful husband, a missing girl, a broken engagement, divorce, and unrequited love. If there is a hero in the novel, it might be the night supervisor, Duncan, whose bitterness and sarcasm veil a subjectivity compelled to assess and reflect, and to become involved in the concerns of other people.

Suzanne Heagy’s short stories and poems have appeared in Pleiades, Untamed Ink, Dos Passos Review, and Poetry Southeast, among others. She is currently fiction editor of Kestrel, the literary and arts journal at Fairmont State University in WV. Love Lets Us Down, Suzanne’s first novel, is set in Indianapolis, also known as the Crossroads of America, where the mysteries of everyday life collide with the magic of love in an aging hotel.