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WILTON BARNHARDT - Lookaway, Lookaway
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Monday, July 14 at 7PM
speaking & signing
|"Barnhardt’s fourth novel is a revelation: witty, savage and bighearted all at once, it is the Southern novel for the 21st century." - Kirkus Reviews Join us this evening as we welcome Southern novelist Wilton Barnhardt with Lookaway, Lookaway, a
headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society
changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull
it all together. Barnhardt is the bestselling author of Gospel, Show World, and Emma Who Saved My Life.|
ABOUT Lookaway, Lookaway: Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband Duke are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money—and older Southern secrets—meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Steely and implacable, Jerene presides over her family’s legacy of paintings at the Mint Museum; Duke, the one-time college golden boy and descendant of a Confederate general, whose promising political career was mysteriously short-circuited, has settled into a comfortable semi-senescence as a Civil War re-enactor. Jerene’s brother Gaston is an infamously dissolute bestselling historical novelist who has never managed to begin his long-dreamed-of literary masterpiece, while their sister Dillard is a prisoner of unfortunate life decisions that have made her a near-recluse.
In Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt has written a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull it all together.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wilton Barnhardt is the author of three previous novels: Emma Who Saved My Life, Gospel, and Show World. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he teaches fiction in the masters of fine arts in the creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives.
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