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Bobby Finger, Steven Rowley & Shelby Van Pelt: A Conversation
Sunday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Mary Alice Roth, the central character in Bobby Finger‘s The Old Place, retired from Billington High after nearly four decades just a few months ago, and she’s already bored. Billington, Texas, is a place where nothing changes. But then Mary Alice’s sister arrives with a piece of news that threatens friendships, questions the very fabric of Billington, and might force the unflappable Mary Alice to change after all. In Steven Rowley‘s The Guncle, Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick – aka “Guncle” – loves spending time with his niece and nephew. But when tragedy strikes and he has to take on the role of primary guardian, he finds out that parenting isn’t as simple as handing out treats and jokes. And in Shelby Van Pelt‘s Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel, Tova Sullivan has lost her husband. To cope – as she did when she lost her son 30 years ago – she keeps busy, working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, home to Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus. They form an unlikely friendship, and when Marcellus deduces what happened to her son, the question is: How to get to the truth?
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