This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Jon Raymond discusses his new novel, Freebird, with Zoetrope's Michael Ray.
Prasie for Freebird
“Freebird is such a timely book, considering the current deep divisions between right and left. A new classic for the collapsing political landscape of America.”—Kim Gordon
“Jon Raymond has an impressive ability to recognize the tales that we all tell ourselves, and then quietly lead us back to reality—excruciatingly familiar and unusually rainy.”—Miranda July
“Freebird is an intelligent and absorbing multi-generational story of an American family, written withgreat sensitivity, insight, and verve.”—Patrick deWitt
The Singers are an all-American family, and they’re about to lose everything. Anne, who works in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability, finds herself caught in a shady business deal for recycling wastewater. Her teenage son, Aaron, can’t decide between college and a road trip to Mexico, but his plans are derailed by Singer patriarch Grandpa Sam, whose untold experience of the Holocaust is revealed when he enlists Aaron's help in retrieving some gold coins from a safe-deposit box in Oakland. Anne’s brother, Ben, a former Navy SEAL, returns from Afghanistan disillusioned and struggling with PTSD, and starts down a path toward a radical act of violence—one that changes the family’s course forever. In Freebird, the narratives converge and expand as Oregon Book Award-winner Jon Raymond explores political, environmental, and ethical dilemmas particular to our contemporary moment and reveals how the fates of our families are irrevocably tied to the currents of history.
A page-turning new novel from the author of Livability, winner of the Oregon Book Award
A tired man, struggling to overcome the loss of his wife in a car accident. Two old friends, hoping to rediscover their connection on a trip to the woods. A screenwriter hoping to hear news about the future of his film.