Ed Pavlić will read from and discuss Another Kind of Madness at 57th Street Books. A Q&A and signing will follow the reading.
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About the book: Ndiya Grayson returns to her childhood home of Chicago as a young professional, but even her high-end job in a law office can't protect her from memories of a childhood trauma. One evening, vulnerable and emotionally disarrayed, she goes out and meets her equal and opposite: Shame Luther, a no-nonsense construction worker by day and a jazz pianist by night. The love story that ensues propels them on an unforgettable journey from Chicago's South Side to the coast of Kenya as they navigate the turbulence of long-buried pasts and an uncertain future. A stirring testament to the earth-shattering force of one couple's bond, Another Kind of Madness is an indelible story of human connection and the possibilities of new beginnings.
About the author: Ed Pavlić is the author of several collections of poems, including Visiting Hours at the Color Line, winner of the 2013 National Poetry Series. He has published essays, poems, fiction, and dramatic pieces in numerous magazines and journals. Widely respected for his scholarship, his critical work includes Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners and Crossroads Modernism: Descent and Emergence in African American Literary Culture. Pavlić teaches English at the University of Georgia.