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Virtual Event – Daniel Loedel
February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Daniel Loedel for a virtual author program in celebration of his debut novel, Hades, Argentina. Daniel will be joined in conversation by Michael Zapata, author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau.
“Part historical novel, part ghost story, Daniel Loedel’s Hades, Argentina is a debut novel as impressive as they come. Tough, wily, dreamlike, it explores the sometimes principled and sometimes dubious choices made by a small circle of friends during the Argentine military dictatorship of the late 1970s.” – Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TaNAQXEVR9mOudpWVCZAAg.
After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the event on January 28 at 7:00 CST.
Hades, Argentina is available for purchase at Magic City Books or you can purchase online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/hades-argentina/411.
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata is available in store or online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-lost-book-of-adana-moreau/444.
About Hades, Argentina
A decade after fleeing for his life, a man is pulled back to Argentina by an undying love.
“An astonishingly powerful novel about the complex nature of guilt.” –Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn
In 1976, Tomás Orilla is a medical student in Buenos Aires, where he has moved in hopes of reuniting with Isabel, a childhood crush. But the reckless passion that has long drawn him is leading Isabel ever deeper into the ranks of the insurgency fighting an increasingly oppressive regime. Tomás has always been willing to follow her anywhere, to do anything to prove himself. Yet what exactly is he proving, and at what cost to them both?
It will be years before a summons back arrives for Tomás, now living as Thomas Shore in New York. It isn’t a homecoming that awaits him, however, so much as an odyssey into the past, an encounter with the ghosts that lurk there, and a reckoning with the fatal gap between who he has become and who he once aspired to be. Raising profound questions about the sometimes impossible choices we make in the name of love, Hades, Argentina is a gripping, ingeniously narrated literary debut.
Daniel Loedel is a book editor based in Brooklyn. Hades, Argentina, his first novel, was inspired by his family history.