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February 2020

An Evening with Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno

February 20 @ 6:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Three wonderful authors--Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno-- will present their new books on Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30pm. Join us as they read from and discuss their respective works, Many Restless Concerns, If the Ice Had Held, and Feral, North Carolina, 1965. Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus (A Testimony). Other books include the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis,…

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William T. Vollmann

February 20 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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William T. Vollmann reading from his new novel The Lucky Star published by Viking/Penguin The National Book Award winning author returns to his original fictional territory–the lives of the dispossessed in San Francisco–with a parable about the limitations of desire and life at the margins of society In such earlier works of fiction as The Rainbow Stories and The Royal Family, William T. Vollmann wrote of pimps, prostitutes, addicts and homeless dreamers in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. In this new…

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United States of Distraction – Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon

February 20 @ 7:30 pm
Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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John Sayles

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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John Sayles reading from his new novel Yellow Earth from Haymarket Books Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose. In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. "An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era," Kildeer, who is…

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Megan Fernandes with Sam Sax

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Megan Fernandes reads from her new collection of poetry Good Boys published by Tin House Books In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes's Good Boys offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene. The collection follows a restless, nervy, cosmically abandoned speaker failing at the aspirational markers of adulthood as she flips from city to city, from enchantment to disgust, always reemerging—just barely—on the trains…

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