Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00 PM
The Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
A Cappella Books is proud to present Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar. Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar's own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today's most celebrated novelists and short story writers. Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7PM, Omar El Akkad will be in conversation at the Wrecking Bar to read, discuss, sign, and answer questions about his latest novel American War.
This event is free and open to the public. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to pre-order a signed copy, click the link below.