Update for Local Author Night: Due to illness, Sean Chercover will unfortunately not be able to attend our reading. But fear not! Joe Peterson (Elevator Man) and Salahuddin Khan (Sikander) will still be here to discuss their new books!
Joe Peterson's new book Wanted: Elevator Man tells the story of a disillusioned young man who contemplates his life's failures after begrudgingly accepting a job as an elevator operator in downtown Chicago. Stacy Michelle Williams of Boswell Book Company calls it "a sharp, poetic novel that is a reminder of who we are at our best, when we stop trying to be greater than the sum of our parts as we reach for the American Dream and that, sometimes, hard labor and going down is the best way to go up.”
9/11, Salahuddin Khan posits, was not only a national tragedy, but more widely "a truly international catastrophe that launched a tsunami of life-disrupting dislocations reaching across the entire world." His award-winning debut Sikander--described by the Sacramento Book Review as "an epic novel"--examines the lives of non-radical Muslims living in the West from September 2001 to the present day. NOTE: Amy Leach, originally scheduled to appear, unfortunately will not be appearing.
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)