LeAnne Howe to read from her new book, Choctalking on Other Realities, at American Indian Studies Event

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is celebrating the work of LeAnne Howe and fellow authors Joy Harjo and Brenda Farnell tomorrow, October 9th, at the Author’s Corner at Illini Union Bookstore. The event takes place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and includes book readings, refreshments, and opportunities for attendees to get their books signed by the authors.

If you are unable to make it to one of LeAnne’s readings this fall, don’t worryhere is a sneak peek to satisfy your curiosity. The following excerpt is from the chapter “Moccasins Don’t Have High Heels,” in which LeAnne writes about her time working in the bond business for a Wall Street firm.

I go back to our customer, remember to smile into the headset, “Hello, Ma’am. You’re done at 97,14.” Eighteen seconds and she just lost $56,250. (Not that much really.) More shrieking at higher octaves until I’m sure only a cat can hear what she’s saying. Then she’s back to cursing me, says she’s sending an Iranian terrorist to our office. She tells me she’ll never do business with our firm again. She says she’s putting a curse on all the unborn children in our firm. She threatens to catch the next plane to Dallas and come into town and rip off my tits. (Not again.)

Want to read more? Order a copy of Choctalking On Other Realities and find out why LeAnne says “It is a little known fact that Choctaws are thrill seekers.” You can also check out LeAnne’s blog for more news.

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