Wednesday, March 27, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling author Jonathan Evison, who will sign and discuss the new paperback edition of his novel, Lawn Boy!
Mike Muñoz, a 22-year-old Chicano man and an aspiring landscape artist, is desperately trying to get footing in a world that doesn’t seem to be able to see beyond his name and his skin color. Though he’s still young, Mike is starting to despair of ever realizing his dreams of establishing a career that is both meaningful and financially rewarding. He keeps bumping up against the realities of his limited education and the undeniable truth that for most people—white people—he might be fine as a lawn boy, but in their eyes there is no next step. Determined to find a way out of the hole he was born in and has only made deeper through his own mistakes, Mike sets out to make the world aware that he exists in this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel.
“Jonathan Evison can write about anything and make it sing with hard-bitten empathy. I love it that he writes about working men without condescension. I had jobs like this. And you can tell that he did, too. Tough and strangely sweet at the same time.” —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Lawn Boy from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.