Bill Morris Author Event

Bill Morris Author Event

Fans of Steve Hamilton rejoice! We are pleased to welcome author Bill Morris to the store to celebrate his novel, Motor City Burning.  Bill will join us for a lively presentation on Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the store.  This is a free wine and cheese event and reservations are requested.  For more information, or to reserve your space, please contact us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email

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Willie Bledsoe, once an idealistic young black activist, is now a burnt-out case. After leaving a snug berth at Tuskegee Institute to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he has become bitterly disillusioned with the civil rights movement and its leaders. He returns home to Alabama to try to write a memoir about his time in the cultural whirlwind, but the words fail to come. The surprise return of his Vietnam veteran brother in the spring of 1967 gives Willie a chance to drive a load of smuggled guns to the Motor City and make enough money to jump-start his stalled dream of writing his movement memoir. There, at Tiger Stadium on Opening Day of the 1968 baseball season postponed two days in deference to the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Willie learns some terrifying news: the Detroit police are still investigating the last unsolved murder from the bloody, apocalyptic riot of the previous summer, and a white cop named Frank Doyle will not rest until the case is solved. And Willie is his prime suspect. Bill Morris's rich and thrilling new novel sets Doyle's hunt amid the history of one of America's most tortured and fascinating cities, as Doyle and Willie struggle with Detroit's deep racial divide, with revenge and forgiveness and with the realization that justice is rarely attainable, and rarely just."

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Bill Morris is the author of the novels Motor City and All Souls' Day.  He is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Popular Mechanics and numerous other newspapers and magazines.  Bill grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City.

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

307 E Lake St.
49770 Petoskey
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ISBN: 9781605985732
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pegasus Crime - July 15th, 2014

Willie Bledsoe, only in his twenties, is totally burned out. After leaving behind a snug berth at Tuskegee Institute to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Detroit to try to change the world, Willie quickly grows disenchanted and returns home to Alabama to try to come to grips about his time in the cultural whirlwind.


 
 
 
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