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Prologue is WHQR's monthly book discussion, hosted by Ben Steelman of the Star News. Takes place on the second Monday of the month, at 7pm. Prologue is currently hosted via Zoom Webinar.

Prologue Recap: "Bobcat" by Rebecca Lee

Listen to two clips from the evening Prologue discussion with author Rebecca Lee. Hear the award winning writer respond two two questions from the audience.

The following question concerns coming to know what a particular story is about:

An audience member questions Lee on her use and understanding of a sense place in her stories:

Lee Speaks on Place


Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with North Carolina writer Rebecca Lee for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Bobcat and Other Stories.

November 11th, 7 - 8pm

in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

About the Author:
Rebecca Lee is professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the author of The City Is a Rising Tide. Her stories have been published in the Atlantic Monthly and Zoetrope, and she was the winner of the National Magazine Award for Fiction for “Fialta,” which appears in this collection. Her fiction has also been read on NPR’s Selected Shorts.

About Bobcat
A student plagiarizes a paper and holds fast to her alibi until she finds herself complicit in the resurrection of one professor’s shadowy past. A dinner party becomes the occasion for the dissolution of more than one marriage. A woman is hired to find a wife for the one true soulmate she’s ever found. With Bobcat, Rebecca Lee traverses the terrain of infidelity, obligation, sacrifice, jealousy, and yet finally, optimism.

"...Lee allows her characters vulnerability and brokenhearted warmth that cracks our assumptions of what it means to settle, whether ideologically or romantically. She doesn’t idealize the process." -Robin Romm, NY Times Sunday Book Review

More information about Lee and her work available on the Algonquin Books website.