We're pleased to be hosting the book launch for Evanston debut novelist Nancy Burke! Undergrowth is set in 1960s Brazil, where an indigenous group is on the brink of tragedy, the dimensions of which they are only beginning to grasp. A small band of disaffected government agents, academics and visionaries is determined to fight for their cause. Against a lush backdrop, Burke gives us a page-turning adventure story that also voices complexities of social, anthropological, and environmental forces.
Nancy Burke is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. Her poetry has appeared in After Hours, The American Poetry Journal, Permafrost, and other literary magazines. Her recording of original songs is "American Goodbye." Undergrowth is published by Gibson House Press, an independent press based in the Chicago area that publishes novels by musicians in the belief that songwriters and musicians of all kinds are uniquely connected to storytelling.