Monday, July 30, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes acclaimed author Hannah Pittard, who will sign and discuss her new novel, Visible Empire!
On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. It is the second-deadliest disaster in the history of aviation. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes. Left behind are children, spouses, lovers, and friends faced with renegotiating their lives. Visible Empire is an epic novel—based on true events—of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged, a story of the promise and hope that remain in the wake of crisis.
“Visible Empire starts out as an examination of a mass tragedy and slowly morphs into something more intimate and revelatory. Hannah Pittard’s novel is a deeply resonant portrait of individuals—and a city—in the throes of grief, and on the cusp of momentous change.”—Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Visible Empire from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Pre-order your copy here!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.