Acclaimed author to read at A Cappella Books | Arts & Culture
ATLANTA -- Author James Hannaham will visit Atlanta next month to promote Delicious Foods, his second novel.
Hannaham is the author of God Says No and a co-founder of the performance group Elevator Repair Service. He has an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Hannaham lives in Brooklyn and teaches creative writing at the Pratt Institute.
He will read from, discuss and sign copies of Delicious Foods on Sunday, Apr. 12 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A Cappella Books is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE. The bookstore provided a synopsis of Delicious Foods:
Held captive by her employers -- and by her own demons -- on a mysterious farm, a widow struggles to reunite with her young son in this uniquely American story of freedom, perseverance and survival.
Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace.
Unbeknownst to 11-year-old Eddie, now left behind in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive, performing hard labor in the fields to pay off the supposed debt for her food, lodging, and the constant stream of drugs the farm provides to her and the other unfortunates imprisoned there.
For more information about Hannaham's visit, go to acappellabooks.com.