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JACINTO LUCAS PIRES on The True Actor, PRESTON ALLEN on Every Boy Should Have A Man, and BRIAN BANDELL on Mute

Sunday, Nov. 24, 4:30 p.m., Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Jacinto Pires

Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Literature Award for the best book published in Portugal in the past two years, The True Actor, set in austerity-era Portugal,  portrays a down-on-his-luck actor confounded by the various roles that he plays in real life—weary dad, blocked artist, henpecked husband, miserable lover—  

Preston Allen

In Preston Allen's satirical novel Every Boy Should Have A Man (Akashic; $15.95), creatures called oafs keep "mans" as pets.  The story takes on many of today's issues, including poverty, the environment, sexism, racism, war, and religion.  “. . . readers consulting any reference work addressing the concept of tour de force will find there a citation of Preston L. Allen . . ."--Les Standiford.  Allen is the author of a story collection Churchboys and Other Sinners, as well as the novels All or Nothing and  Jesus Boy .    

Brian Bandell

Journalist Brian Bandell's debut novel is Mute (Silver Leaf Books; $21.95), a murder mystery set in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.  Humans and the environment are victimized by bizarre killings and a little girl has survived to tell the tale, if only she could speak. Bandell is a senior reporter at the South Florida Business Journal.

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