Tuesday, July 24, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes author and former St. Louis City Comptroller Virvus Jones, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, Stalking Horse!
It was the summer of 1954 amidst Brown vs. Board of Education in the segregated, southern town of Petersville. Billy Strayhorn, the new kid on the block, had just graduated grammar school and the events of the night would forever change his life. Follow the lives of Teddy "T.C." Chambers, Ronald Jackson, Wiley Fentress, Leonard Marcus, George "Snake" Martin, Demitrius "Meat" Walker and Billy Strayhorn as their world evolves out of the conditions they are facing. Freedom rides, sit-ins, arrests, deployment to Vietnam and law school are just a few of the events that unfold, forever impacting their lives. Power, deception and crime threaten to destroy the influence of each man as this political tale uncovers the realities that contributed to modern Black politics in the United States.
"Stalking Horse is a a roman à clef reminiscent of Richard Wright and Voltaire." --St. Louis Magazine
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Stalking Horse 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.