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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mich author: Lord of Misrule

Michigan author Jaimy Gordon will be at the Redford Township District Library on Sunday, December 5th from 3-4:30pm to read from her new novel Lord of Misrule, which has been named a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in fiction. There will be a short reading followed by a Q&A and book signing. This event is co-sponsored by the Book Beat bookstore, the Redford Township District Library (25320 West 6 Mile Road,Redford, MI 48240), and the Women's National Book Association (Detroit Chapter).  Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Please contact Book Beat at 248-968-1190 for more information. This event is free and open to the public. 

"With marvelous poetic authority, Jaimy Gordon takes us deep into the underbelly of the racetrack. There are no roses or mint juleps here. This is the down-and-dirty world of claiming races, and everything is hazed with the gritty patina of desperation. Through her considerable gifts, Gordon fully inhabits this seldom-seen world of trainers, dreamers, gamblers, and grifters. At turns comic, heartbreaking, and lyrical, Lord of Misrule is a brilliant achievement."--Don Lee, author ofWrack and Ruin

Jaimy Gordon currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI where she teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University.

Here are links to two recent articles about Lord of Misrule:


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