Book Discussion: East of Denver
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Fireside Room
East of Denver is the winner of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. When Shakespeare Williams returns to his family’s farm in eastern Colorado to bury his dead cat, he finds his widowed and senile father Emmett living in squalor. He has no money, the land is fallow, and a local banker has cheated his father out of the majority of the farm equipment and his beloved Cessna. With no job and no prospects, Shakespeare suddenly finds himself caretaker to both his dad and the farm, and drawn into an unlikely clique of old high school classmates. Facing the loss of the farm, Shakespeare hatches a half-serious plot with his father and his fellow gang of misfits to rob the very bank that has stolen their future.
Greg Hill, who works at Penrose Library, will join us.