Jon Pineda at Prince Books
Let's No One Get Hurt
Book Signing & Presentation
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Praise for Let’s No One Get Hurt
“Jon Pineda writes achingly beautifully, with such crystalline precision and intensity that I would follow him into any story he chooses to tell. Pearl is a character who is so real, so vulnerable and so earnest that she walked off the page and straight into my heart.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
“An inventive and powerful coming of age story about the search for community and all the ways our ties to one another come undone. Jon Pineda has a poet’s eye for the details of this vivid, haunting landscape, and he brings it blazingly to life.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation
Let’s No One Get Hurt is a swampy Southern Gothic tale, tightly plotted and infused with poetry, It is a timely yet timeless coming-of-age story set equally between real-world issues of race, class, gender, and environmentalism, and a magical, Huck Finn–esque universe of community and exploration.
Jon Pineda is a poet, memoirist, and novelist living in Virginia. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, and elsewhere. His memoir, Sleep in Me, was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and his novel Apology was the winner of the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize. The author of three poetry collections, he teaches in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte and is a member of the creative writing faculty of the University of Mary Washington.