Nathaniel Rich - King Zeno — in conversation with Lisa Page

Upcoming Event
Friday, January 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his third novel, Rich, author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue, deftly interweaves a historical novel with a crime thriller by way of the stories of three very different protagonists. The story unfolds in New Orleans, 1918. Jazz is everywhere, but so is the Spanish flu and a serial ax-murderer. Detective Bill Bastrop, struggling with a failed marriage and haunted by an act of cowardice from the war, is determined to redeem himself by finding the killer. Beatrice Vizzini, matriarch of a crime family and head of a construction company, is looking to strike it rich as the city embarks on a major canal-building project. And Izzy Zeno, a talented black cornetist and petty thief, is hatching a plan to capitalize on local events to make his name. Rich will be in conversation with Lisa Page, director of creative writing at George Washington University.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374181314
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - January 9th, 2018

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