Hungry Rats Reading at Quimby’s Books in Chicago

Check it! I’m going to be doing a reading from my novel Hungry Rats at the best bookstore in Chicago’s Wicker Park!

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL
Saturday, February 5 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Special Promotion! Bring five people to this event and qualify to win a *free* signed copy of Hungry Rats.

Connor be reading from the mysterious “Chapter 2” for the first time ever, and will reveal the secret source of the Hungry Rats of the novel.

This event is BYOB. Hungry Rats-themed cookies will be served.

In Hungry Rats, the Rat Man, a serial killer, is on the loose in Flint, Michigan. Meredith Malady, a high-school girl with a dysfunctional family and a terror of rats sees some comm…on threads between her own life and the killer’s MO. She runs away from home to unearth a trail of clues, determined to catch a killer, but unsure what she’ll do when she meets the Rat Man face-to-face.

Connor Coyne has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, Dick Pig Review, The Saturnine Detractor, and the Flint Broadside. He has a website at and a blog devoted to the apotheosis of the Gothic. Connor grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago and New York City. This year he published his first novel, Hungry Rats, but he is even more excited by the birth of his daughter, Mary Adelina.

“Hungry Rats is an emotional and aesthetic tour de force about deep matters of the human heart. Author Connor Coyne shows why the novel is still the most important medium to write about what matters in a manner that matters.” — Jeffery Renard Allen, author of the Heartland award-winning novel Rails Under My Back

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Connor Coyne is a novelist living and working in Flint, Michigan. His first novel, Hungry Rats has been hailed by Heartland prize-winner Jeffery Renard Allen as "an emotional and aesthetic tour de force." His second novel, Shattering Glass, has been praised by Gordon Young, author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City as "a hypnotic tale that is at once universal and otherworldly." Connor represented Flint's 7th Ward as its artist-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant, through which artists engaged ward residents to produce creative work in service of the 2013 City of Flint Master Plan. Connor's work has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, East Village Magazine, Flint Broadside, Moomers Journal of Moomers Studies, The Saturnine Detractor, and Qua. Connor lives in Flint's East Village, less than a mile from the house where he grew up.

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