Monday, July 19, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Alan Maimon, "Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning."
Video premiere: July 19, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary
From Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist Alan Maimon comes the story of how a perfect storm of events has had a devastating impact on life in small town Appalachia. When Maimon got the assignment in 2000 to report on life in rural Eastern Kentucky, he felt like a foreign correspondent sent to a place in the vice grip of ecological devastation and a corporate-made opioid epidemic. While reporting on the intense religious allegiances, the bitter political rivalries, and the faltering attempts to emerge from a coal-based economy, Maimon learns that everything--and nothing--you have heard about the region is true. Resisting the easy cliches, Maimon’s “Twilight in Hazard” offers an intimate portrait of a region staring down some of the most pernicious forces at work in America today.
Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm