We're pleased to be hosting the launch party for A River Closely Watched, the fantastic new novel by local author Jon Boilard. Come by the Granny Smith Room at 7PM on January 11th to meet the author, enjoy some refreshments, and hear Boilard read from this eerie tale of a family in turmoil in western New England.
About the book:
The all-male DuBois clan is well known to local police. Though Grandfather Earl is now senile, his two adult sons, Blackie and Thaddeus, are still trouble. Thaddeus has just been released from prison but has already violated parole and is on the run. Blackie, teenage Bobby’s father, has just killed a policeman. Is Bobby headed to foster care? Not if Uncle Thaddeus has anything to say about it. Whether Bobby wants it or not, Thaddeus takes the boy on the lamb with him and together they head for the high timber, pursued by the police; by Blackie, who has escaped from custody; by Ed, a soulless tracker; and by various aggrieved others. And then a hurricane blows in, and all bets are off. Boilard’s first novel is an exercise in noir, or perhaps it might be better described as Southern gothic come to rural New England. Whichever, it is a darkness-drenched celebration of violence.
We promise a cozy atmosphere and food and drink to offset the darkness therein. See you there!