The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by Dave Housley to discuss his new novel, The Other Ones. Dave is in conversation with Tara Campbell, author and Vice-Chair of The Writer’s Center Board of Directors.
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The Other Ones is Dave Housley’s third novel. He is also the author of two other novels and four story collections. His work has appeared in Booth, Hobart, Quarterly West, Redivider, and some other places. He’s one of the Founding Editors and all around do-stuff people at Barrelhouse. He is the Director of Web Strategy at Penn State Outreach and Online Education. He tweets at @housleydave.
About the Book
What would you do if a group of your fellow office workers won the lottery? The Other Ones tracks the actions and reactions of multiple characters in the wake of this cataclysmic event, tracing the effect it has on them, for good and bad, over the following year. Some dig in, some quit, some go more than a little crazy. One dies by suicide by jumping off the roof of the office, then returns as a ghost to haunt the winners. Funny, tragic, and real, The Other Ones shines a light on our contemporary relationships to money, work, and one another.
“Using his trademark wry, observant humor, Dave Housley explores a fascinating premise—when an office lottery pool hits the jackpot, what happens to the workers who are now multi-millionaires versus those who didn’t put in a dollar to play? Filled with insights and skewering commentary on office politics and relationships, marketing culture, ageism, and commercialism, THE OTHER ONES delivers a funny and suspenseful tale of a corporate crisis as you’ve never read before.” —Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek