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03.07.2019 | A Conversation with Brittany Ackerman & Andrew J. Barnes | Free

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes authors Brittany Ackerman and Andrew J. Barnes, who will sign and discuss their memoirs “The Perpetual Motion Machine” and “The Dark Eclipse”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “The Perpetual Motion Machine” or “The Dark Eclipse” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Inspired by a brother’s high school science project—a perpetual motion machine that could save the world—”The Perpetual Motion Machine” is Brittany Ackerman’s memoir in essays that attempts to save a sibling by depicting the visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility.

“The Dark Eclipse” is a book of personal essays in which author Andrew Barnes seeks to come to terms with the suicide of his older brother, Mike. Using source documentation, the essays explore Barnes’ relationship with Mike and their status as gay brothers raised in a large conservative family in the Midwest.

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