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Author Event | an evening with Peter Geye | The Ski Jumpers

September 21, 2022


Join us for an evening with Peter Geye as he returns to Decorah on tour with his newest book, The Ski Jumpers.  This event, hosted by Dragonfly Books, is at the Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. event space at 207 College Drive, Decorah, IA.

A writer and former ski jumper facing a terminal diagnosis takes one more leap—into a past of soaring flights and broken family bonds

“With great warmth and insight, Peter Geye has crafted a multi-generational epic of a talented family haunted by secrets and mystery. At its heart is the story of two estranged Minnesota brothers, each devastated in different ways by the past and facing uncertain futures, who must now rekindle their bond to save each other. With a family history forged by crime, betrayal, abandonment, and the unalienable thrill and heartbreak of a dangerous sport, the only thing more elusive than victory is forgiveness–and forgiving oneself may be the hardest task of all. Geye’s tender, patient storytelling, exhilarating tension, and indelibly Midwestern characters make The Ski Jumpers unforgettable.”–J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Peter Geye is the author of the award-winning novels Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Northernmost, and The Ski Jumpers, forthcoming in September 2022.

Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He currently teaches the year-long Novel Writing Project at the Loft Literary Center. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he continues to live there with his family.

You can pre-order books in-store or online at dragonflybooks.com, and pre-orders are available to be signed at the event, even if you can’t make it (please be in touch with Dragonfly Books staff to make arrangements for signed/personalized copies). We will also have his books available for purchase and signing at the event.

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