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SOLD OUT: Tommy Orange
May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20.00
Magic City Books is thrilled to be hosting an ticketed event with best-selling author, Tommy Orange! His book, There There was named to 19 year end “Best of 2018” lists including, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, Time, O:The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.
There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.
Introducing Mr. Orange will be Brandon Hobson, author of the National Book Award Finalist Where the Dead Sit Talking. Mr. Hobson is the winner of the Pushcart Prize, his work has been published in numerous publications including The Believer, and Paris Review Daily. Mr. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.
Joining Mr. Orange in conversation will be Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation with Muskogee heritage. Mr. Harjo is an award winning filmmaker, his films have been part of the Sundance Film Festival, the American Indian Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Mr. Harjo is also a founding member of the Native American comedy group, The 1491s.
A paperback copy of the book is included with each ticket, which admits two people to the event.