**THIS EVENT WAS MOVED FROM FRIDAY, 10/11!**
Sat 10/12 6:30pm Bourbon Tasting, Reading & Signing 7pm-8pm
Wilton Barnhardt reads and signs his novel Lookaway, Lookaway
St Martin’s Press 9781250020833
Join us for a bourbon tasting with Gary Crunkleton at 6:30pm (while supplies last, and for 21 & over) so we’ll be properly prepped to hear the larger-than-life Wilton Barnhardt discuss his fantastic new novel Lookaway, Lookaway. We’ll have sweet tea for the teetotalers and pearl necklaces for all the ladies! Bourbon tasting is for 21 years and older and while supplies last…
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.
"Barnhardt's fourth novel is a revelation: witty, savage and bighearted all at once, it is "the" Southern novel for the 21st century." -- Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Lookaway, Lookaway is a wild romp through the South, and therefore the history of our nation, written by an absolute ringmaster of fiction. Wilton Barnhardt is back baby, and he's coming at you with everything he's got. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!" --Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author of The Lovely Bones
"Move over, Tom Wolfe! There's a new guy in town with the ultimate -- no, make that penultimate -- take on the New South. Better take a powder, pour a big gin, and put your feet up before you start reading. Writing with brilliance and brio, Wilton Barnhardt has penned a hilarious satire which often has surprising depth and hits way too close to the truth." --Lee Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Oral History and The Last Girls
Wilton Barnhardt is a former reporter for Sports Illustrated and the author of Emma Who Saved My Life (1989), Gospel (1993), and Show World (1999). He teaches fiction writing to undergraduate and graduate students at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he is a faculty member in the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.