Eric Barnes Book Talk

When:
June 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-06-16T16:00:00-07:00
2018-06-16T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma
WA 98402
Cost:
Free
Contact:
King's Books
253.272.8801

Tacoma native Eric Barnes will talk about his new novel, The City Where We Once Lived. In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis.

Eric Barnes is the author of two previous novels, Shimmer and Something Pretty, Something Beautiful. He has published more than forty short stories in Prairie SchoonerNorth American ReviewThe Literary ReviewBest American Mystery Stories, and other publications. By day, he is publisher of newspapers in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga that cover business, politics, the arts, and more. On Fridays, he hosts a news talk show on his local PBS station. In the past, he was a reporter and editor in Connecticut and New York. Years ago he drove a forklift in Tacoma, Washington, and then Kenai, Alaska, worked construction on Puget Sound, and, many years ago, he graduated from the MFA writing program at Columbia University. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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