Myfanwy Collins reads from her novel Echolocation

Myfanwy Collins, local author, will present her novel Echolocation.

 Myfanwy Collins was born in Montreal, Canada, grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, and now lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with her husband and son. Echolocation is her debut novel. Her work has been published in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, Cream City Review, Quick Fiction, and Potomac Review. Please visit her author site at:

"Myfanwy Collins tells a deep and resonant story about people she loves, and along the way shows us how to love them as well." -Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina andCavedweller 


"Myfanwy Collins' debut novel calls to mind the grim and radiant work of Daniel Woodrell. From page one, I was chilled by the landscape, caught up in the trouble, and riveted by these women of northernmost New York who slam back together and figure out how to live with what's missing." -Pia Z. Ehrhardt, author of Famous Fathers and Other Stories 


"Fearless, elegant, and accessible, Echolocation is literary fiction at its best. With heartbreakingly beautiful prose, Myfanwy Collins tells a gripping and tender tale of broken souls yearning for wholeness. These are characters who will stay with you long after you turn the last page. It's a dazzling debut!" -Ellen Meister, author of The Other Life 


"Myfanwy Collins has the goods. It's that simple. Echolocation is about love in all its magnificent slipperiness; it's about how secrets bind us rather than rend us; it's about the endless series of personal reinventions we call a lifetime. And these are things we had all better be thinking-and reading-about, if we plan to try and get out of this alive." -Ron Currie Jr., author ofGod is Dead and Everything Matters! 


"A moving and delicate novel, tracing the poignant destinies of women who long for a home they never had." -Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits and Secret Son 


"Get ready to fall madly, sadly in love with the fiction of Myfanwy Collins." -Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding and Refresh, Refresh

Event date: 
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
50 Water Street
Tannery Mill Bldg 1
01950 Newburyport