Charles Frazier in conversation with Daren Wang - The Trackers

Charles Frazier in conversation with Daren Wang - The Trackers

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 7:00 PM

Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030

From the New York Times bestselling author of "Cold Mountain" and "Varina," a stunning new novel that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Great Depression.

A Cappella Books and Georgia Center for the Book are honored to welcome author Charles Frazier for a discussion of his highly-anticipated new novel, "The Trackers." Frazier will appear in conversation with writer, public radio producer and cofounder of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, Daren Wang.

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This event is free and open to the public. For the safety of our invited speakers, staff, and all attendees, masks are encouraged during the event. Please register below to reserve your seat.

About the Book

Hurtling past the downtrodden communities of Depression-era America, painter Val Welch travels westward to the rural town of Dawes, Wyoming. Through a stroke of luck, he's landed a New Deal assignment to create a mural representing the region for their new Post Office.

A wealthy art lover named John Long and his wife Eve have agreed to host Val at their sprawling ranch. Rumors and intrigue surround the couple: Eve left behind an itinerant life riding the rails and singing in a western swing band. Long holds shady political aspirations but was once a WWI sniper—and his right hand is a mysterious elder cowboy, a vestige of the violent old west. Val quickly finds himself entranced by their lives.

One day, Eve flees home with a valuable painting in tow, and Long recruits Val to hit the road with a mission of tracking her down. Journeying from ramshackle Hoovervilles to San Francisco nightclubs to the swamps of Florida, Val's search for Eve narrows, and he soon turns up secrets that could spark formidable changes for all of them.

In "The Trackers," singular American writer Charles Frazier conjures up the lives of everyday people during an extraordinary period of history that bears an uncanny resemblance to our own. With the keen perceptions of humanity and transcendent storytelling that have made him beloved for decades, Frazier has created a powerful and timeless new classic.

About the Author

Charles Frazier is the author of "Cold Mountain," an international bestseller that won the National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film by Anthony Minghella. He is also the author of the bestselling novels ""Varina," "Thirteen Moons," and "Nightwoods."

About the Conversation Partner

Daren Wang is a writer, public radio producer, and social entrepreneur. He co-founded the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in 2005 and served as its executive director until 2017. He produced "Porches: The South & Her Writers," "Between The Lines with Valerie Jackson," "ArtVoice," and "The Spoken Word" for public radio. In 2005 he launched Verb: An Audioquarterly, which was named one of the best five new magazines of the year by Library Journal.  Daren published his novel "The Hidden Light of Northern Fires" with St. Martin’s Press in 2017.