Date: Mon. September 09, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue
About this event:
Peter Orner discusses and signs copies of his recent book titled Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge.
In Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: a woman's husband dies before their divorce is finalized; a man runs for governor of Illinois and loses much more than an election; two brothers play beneath the infamous bridge at Chappaquiddick. Employing the masterful compression for which he's become known, Orner presents a kaleidoscope of individual lives viewed in startling, intimate close-up. Whether writing of Geraldo Rivera's attempt to reveal the contents of Al Capone's vault or of a father and daughter trying to outrun a hurricane, he illuminates universal themes. In stories that span considerable geographic ground--from Chicago to Wyoming, from Massachusetts to the Czech Republic--he writes of the past we can't seem to shake, the losses we can't make up for, and how our stories help us reclaim what we thought was gone forever.
Peter Orner is the author of three acclaimed books, Esther Stories, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and Love and Shame and Love. Born in Chicago, Orner now lives in San Francisco.
Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Books will be available for purchase and the author will autograph books immediately following the program.