The Great Glass Sea and In the Course of Human Events

Josh Weil, author of the Great Glass Sea, and Mike Harvkey, author of In the Course of Human Events

Join us as we welcome two distinguished authors for a reading, signing, and conversation.

Mike Harvkey's In the Course of Human Events is a thrilling debut novel equal parts satire and morality play. It tells the story of Clyde Twitty, who has all but given up hope for the future. Enter Jay Smalls, a charismatic martial artist who exerts an intense magnetic pull. Under Jay's brutal instruction, Clyde begins a series of increasingly frightening tests that draw him into a seedy underworld of bare-knuckle fighting, brazen criminal acts, homemade drugs, and homegrown extremism. Jay reshaped Clyde into a fearless fighter--and direct his burning anger at a deserving target: the government. 

For Josh Weil's, The Great Glass Sea is his second novel. It builds upon tales from Slavic folklore to tell the story of a family in an alternate dystopian Russia where the pressures of adult life--heightened in a world of perpetual light and constant productivity--threaten to destroy the love between two brothers.  Like the best fables, his story is both timely and timeless, drawing its truths from both the real world and the author's personal life.  The Great Glass Sea will appeal to fans of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.  It's beautifully illustrated throughout with Weil's own line drawings.

This even will take place Friday, August 22nd, 6:30 pm. 

Event date: 
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
60647 Chicago
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ISBN: 9781619022942
Published: Soft Skull - April 15th, 2014