Jonathan Miles - Anatomy of a Miracle & Jennifer Clement - Gun Love — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Private First Class Cameron Harris served in Afghanistan and returned to his Biloxi home a paraplegic. After being physically and emotionally stuck there for four years, one day he simply stands up: healed. Suddenly he’s the center of attention. Everyone from reality TV directors to local politicians to the Vatican wants something from him. As he struggles with the sudden celebrity, he wonders if the miracle—if that’s what it was—obligates him to serve a higher calling. Can’t he just live his life? In his engaging third novel, Miles, the author of Dear American Airlines and Want Not, provides plenty of comic and absurd moments as he explores serious questions of faith and fame.

Clement’s fourth novel is a powerful evocation of America’s love affair with guns, told through the unconventional lives of a mother and daughter. Now a young woman, Pearl more or less grew up in a ’94 Mercury, the car her mother used to drive away from one life in search of another when Pearl was an infant. The two got as far as Florida, and Pearl has grown up in the thick of gun country. Everyone she knows has guns, and soon her mother falls for Eli Redmond, a staunch gun devotee and also a man with a knack for finding trouble. As tragedy inevitably ensues, Clement, president of PEN International, looks squarely at the human cost of the right to bear arms.

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Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel* Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447583
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Published: Hogarth - March 13th, 2018

Gun Love: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761684
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

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