November 07, 2022

Toad Digital Exhibit

Katherine Dunn died in 2016, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript of her novel, Toad, in the Special Collections of Lewis & Clark College.  The digital exhibit The Goldfish Won’t Complain explores Naomi Huffman’s editorial process as she worked to bring Dunn’s novel to life and to print.

Working with Dunn’s original typescripts, Huffman revives Dunn’s singular voice and brings her darkly comic novel out of the archive and into the light to explore the dissolutions of youth, community, and gritty 1960s Portland with a new generation.  Toad was published on November 1, 2022 by  MCDxFSG.