Nathan Gower discusses The Act of Disappearing with Erin Keane

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host NATHAN GOWER for his debut novel, The Act of Disappearing. He will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE. This event will be held at our Frankfort Ave location.

About the Book:

Julia White is struggling: her bartending job isn't cutting it and her first book has sold hardly any copies. She's broke, barely able to make ends meet while drowning in her late mother's medical bills and reeling after a one-night stand with her ex-boyfriend, who's now completely ghosted her. Enter Johnathan Aster, world-renowned photographer, with a proposal: he has a never-before-seen photograph of a woman falling from a train bridge, clutching what appears to be a baby. And he wants Julia to research the story.

Alternating between present-day Brooklyn and Kentucky as it enters the 1960s, the story unfolds as Julia races to find answers: Who was the woman in the photograph? Why was she on the bridge? And what happened to the baby? Each detail is more propulsive than the last as Julia unravels the mystery surrounding the Fairchilds of Gray Station and discovers a story more staggering than anything she could have imagined.

 

About the Authors:

Nathan Gower is Professor of English at Campbellsville University. He holds an MFA in fiction from Spalding University and a PhD in humanities with an emphasis in aesthetics and creativity from the University of Louisville. He lives with his family in central Kentucky.

Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me (Belt Publishing), one of NPR’s best books of 2022, as well as three collections of poetry; and editor of The Louisville Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2020). Her writing has appeared in many publications, anthologies, and public radio programs, and she was co-producer and co-host of the limited audio series These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast. She is Chief Content Officer at Salon.com and teaches in the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.

The Act of Disappearing By Nathan Gower Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780778369547
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Published: Mira Books - May 28th, 2024

"Hauntingly beautiful."
--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

"A thrilling story, remarkably told."
--Lara Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of
The Secrets We Kept


Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me By Erin Keane Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781953368393
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Published: Belt Publishing - February 21st, 2023

From Erin Keane, editor in chief at Salon, comes a touching memoir about the search for truths in the stories families tell. In 1970, Erin Keane's mother ran away from home for the first time. She was thirteen years old. Over the next several years, and under two assumed identities, she hitchhiked her way across America, experiencing freedom, hardship, and tragedy.


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Carmichael's Bookstore is excited to host NATHAN GOWER for his debut novel, The Act of Disappearing. He will be joined in conversation by ERIN KEANE.