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Dewaine Farria

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Dewaine Farria, Winner of the 2019 Veterans Writing Award, for an event celebrating his novel, Revolutions of All Colors on Wednesday February 15 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books (221 E. Archer Street). Dewaine Farria will be joined in conversation about his book by Matt Gallagher, a Tulsa Artist Fellow.

Revolutions of All Colors is a brash, funny, and honest look at the evolution of characters we don’t often see—black nerds and veterans bucking their community’s rigid parameters of permissible expression while reconciling love of their country with the injustice of it.

At its core, this is a novel about the uniquely American dilemma of chiseling out an identity in a country still struggling to define itself.

Revolutions of All Colors is available now. You can purchase at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/revolutions-of-all-colors/984.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Revolutions of All Colors by Dewaine Farria will be for sale at the event and a book signing will follow the program.

About Revolutions of All Colors

Gabriel Mathis, a twenty-three-year-old aspiring fantasy writer and reluctant Russophile, travels to Ukraine to teach English and meets the love of his life: an international arms dealer very much out of his league. Simon—a former Special Forces medic, torn over a warped sense of duty and a child he did not want—returns to the US to pursue his dream of becoming a mixed martial artist. After spending his adolescence defending his bisexuality, Michael makes his mark in New York’s fashion industry while nursing resentment for a community that never accepted him.

Farria traces the lives of brothers Michael and Gabriel and their friend Simon from adolescence to their mid-twenties, through Oklahoma, Afghanistan, New York, Somalia, Ukraine, and New Orleans. Revolutions of All Colors is a brash, funny, and honest look at the evolution of characters we don’t often see—black nerds and veterans bucking their community’s rigid parameters of permissible expression while reconciling love of their country with the injustice of it.

At its core, this is a novel about the uniquely American dilemma of chiseling out an identity in a country still struggling to define itself.

Dewaine Farria’s writing has appeared in the New York TimesCRAFTRumpus, the Southern Humanities Review, and on the Afropunk website. He is a coeditor at the Maine Review. He holds an MA in international and area studies from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a US Marine, Farria served in Jordan and Ukraine. Besides his stint in the military, Farria has spent most of his professional life working for the United Nations, with assignments in the Russian North Caucasus, Kenya, Somalia, and Occupied Palestine.

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Magic City Books

Venue

Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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