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George Dawes Green + Kurt Andersen: The Kingdoms of Savannah

Jul 15 | Fri |
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Join us for an in-person event with author and founder of The Moth George Dawes Green for the release of his new novel The Kingdoms of Savannah. Joining George in conversation is writer and essayist Kurt Andersen. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.

STRAND IN-PERSON EVENT COVID-19 POLICY: In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. *Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card, Excelsior Pass or its equivalent. We will be checking to ensure compliance with the 14 day waiting period post-vaccination. Registration will be required online. No tickets for entry will be sold at the door. -------------------------------------------------------------------- An edgy, fast-paced literary thriller about a dysfunctional Savannah family and the secrets that emerge as they investigate a murder and a disappearance, from master storyteller and founder of literary community The Moth, George Dawes Green. When matriarch Morgana Musgrove calls upon her prodigal son Ransom to help her with a case, the defunct M. Musgrove & Family Detective Agency is back in business, albeit reluctantly. Tensions rise between the Musgroves as Morgana’s granddaughter, Jaq, becomes entangled in the case. Whispers of a mysterious lost “Kingdom”—a community of descendants of the African-American soldiers who fought for King George in the Revolutionary War, and afterwards formed a secret community, refusing to return to slavery—float in the sultry Savannah night. The family of investigators creeps closer and closer to exposing the city’s seedy underbelly, and a depraved history that a powerful few are determined to keep hidden, no matter the cost… The Kingdoms of Savannah is a return to Green’s roots as a sophisticated, atmospheric suspense novelist, whose deeply human characters draw us into their world from the very first page.

Venue: Strand Book Store

828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room Map