Luke Geddes with Adam Vitcavage - Heart of Junk

A Hilarious Debut About an Eclectic Group of Merchants, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing

Luke Geddes is the author of the short story collection I am a Magical Teenage Princess and his writing has appeared in Mid-American ReviewWashington Square ReviewElectric Literature, and more. He will discuss and sign Heart of Junk ($26.00 Simon & Schuster), a hilarious debut novel about an eclectic group of merchants at a Kansas antique mall who become implicated in the kidnapping of a local beauty pageant star. 

The city of Wichita is in panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Yet the mall and the missing beauty queen have more to do with each other than these vendors might think, and before long, the group sets in motion a series of events that lead to surprising revelations about Lindy’s whereabouts. Heart of Junk is also a biting commentary on our current Marie Kondo era. It examines why certain objects resonate with us so deeply and argues that “junk” can have great value--connecting us not only to our personal pasts but to our shared human history.

Geddes will be in conversation with Adam Vitcavage of the Debutiful podcast.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
7301 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Heart of Junk: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982106669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 21st, 2020