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November 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Miami Book Fair Online Presents…”An Evening with Jess Walter & Maris Kreizman”
As it follows two brothers living by their wits in early 20th-century America, Jess Walters‘ The Cold Millions – named a most anticipated book by the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and the Philadelphia Inquirer – offers a portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. Essayist and critic Maris Kreizman, host of “The Maris Review,” a literary podcast from LitHub, and whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Vanity Fair, joins him in conversation.
About the Author:
Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets; the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.
In Walter’s The Cold Millions (Harper) we meet the Dolan brothers. They live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. Sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home. His older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his money and his hold on Ursula. And then there is fearless 19-year-old activist and feminist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Set against the panoramic backdrop of an early 20th-century America that echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. In a starred review Publishers Weekly called it “superb … a splendid postmodern rendition of the social realist novels of the 1930s by Henry Roth, John Steinbeck, and John Dos Passos, updated with strong female characters and executed with pristine prose.”
The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) One Copy of The Cold Millions (Harper, $28.99). Please note that a fee of $5 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number. The book will be shipped to you following the event.
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