Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 7:00 PM
602 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
ABOUT THE EVENT
A reading and musical review featuring a reading of The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle and live music performed on guitjo and harmonica by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, along with a short slide show and music from an antique Edison cylinder machine.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A middle-aged Irish immigrant, Billy has a gift for illusion—making damaged objects look new. His companion, Charles, the smooth-tongued teenage son of a prostitute, is a natural salesman, just like the mythical father he’s never met. Longtime horse traders and partners, they’ve recently turned their talents to trading mules. But in the summer of 1916, these seasoned grifters skilled in the art of the underhanded deal have just been swindled themselves. They’re saddled with a gorgeous, murderous black mare named The Midnight Cool.
Charles should have listened to Catherine, the beautiful, rebellious daughter of Leland Hatcher, the richest man in Richfield, Tennessee, and the former owner of The Midnight Cool. The horse would be worth a fortune—if she weren’t a verified man-killer who attacks on sight. Despite their growing distance, Billy and Charles find their business thriving when the war in Europe pushes the demand for mules sky-high and the United States enters the fight. But when a trade goes terribly wrong, Charles is forced to reevaluate his allegiance to his country, the moral implications of his lifestyle, his relationship with Catherine, and, ultimately, his mysterious and surprisingly deep connection to Billy.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7PM, Lydia Peelle & Ketch Secor will appear at Manuel's Tavern. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller for this event.
This event is free and open to the public.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.