Kentucky native Jacinda Townsend to sign her debut novel!

On Friday, April 25th at 7 PM, we are delighted to welcome Jacinda Townsend for a reading from and signing of her debut novel, Saint Monkey. Set in Eastern Kentucky's Black community shortly after the Korean War, Jacinda Townsend’s remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation. Marrying musical prose with lyric vernacular, Saint Monkey delivers a stirring portrait of American storytelling and marks the appearance of an auspicious new voice in literary fiction.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
40206 Louisville
Saint Monkey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393080049
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 24th, 2014

Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows she ll never get out of Kentucky but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County.