Jeffrey Blount - The Emancipation of Evan Walls — in conversation with Zachary Kiesch

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In his latest novel for adults, Blount, a documentary scriptwriter and Emmy award-winning director at NBC, explores the tangled legacy of racism in the lives of one family. The narrative opens with Evan Walls and his wife, happily married for thirteen years and expecting their first child. Worried about his ability protect the baby, Evan is moved to tell his wife certain things about his own childhood that he has kept from her, and the story jumps back to 1968, when Evan was ten and lived in New Canaan, Virginia. One night he announced his ambitions, setting himself on a path that would cause him repeatedly to ask if he was “black enough,” a question he finally resolves with the help of his wife, grandmother, and a loyal mentor. Blount will be in conversation with Zachary Kiesch, a correspondent for ABC News.

 

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ISBN: 9781633938106
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Published: Koehler Books - June 15th, 2019

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