Twenty years in the writing, we now have Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975-76) novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, that spans five decades and three continents back-dropped by different wars. It is, his publisher, Grove Atlantic says, “his magnum opus.”
They (the publisher) writes:”Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about America’s coming of age in a pre-9/11 world.”
Shacochis, one of the RPCV’s finest writers, reaches “deeper, drawing on his extensive first hand experience as a war correspondent to illuminate the simmering political, cultural, and historical global struggle through riveting and richly layered fiction, presenting an intimate portrait of the catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and the America we have become.”
Bob will be reading and signing books as a series of book stores, colleges, and other sites in the coming months. I’ll try to keep you alerted. So to begin.
In early September:
Sunday, September 1 at 1:15 the “Blood & Soul panel at the Decatur Book Festival,Marriott Conference Center, Ballroom A
Tuesday, September 3, at 8:00 p.m.
The Warehouse Read Series
706 West Gaines St
Wednesday, Septembr 4, 7:30 pm
University of Central Florida
Monday September 9, 7 pm
216S. Armenia Avenue
Tuesday, September 10, 8 pm
Books and Books–Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave