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04.20.2017 | William Least Heat-Moon signs and discusses “Celestial Mechanics” | Free

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books and the St. Louis Public Library welcome famed “Blue Highways” author William Least Heat-Moon, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, “Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Celestial Mechanics” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

In “Celestial Mechanics”, William Least Heat-Moon embarks on an exploration into the value of knowledge and rational thinking, the essence of being harmoniously alive, and the very nature of the Cosmos. In this novel of haunted love, an amateur astronomer, finds himself in a marriage descending toward darkness until the arrival of his sister-in-law and soon thereafter the appearance of a witching neighbor. In ways enigmatic, ghostly, and funny, the three women draw him into the equivocal nature of reality and dreams, the threesome’s influences leading the young astronomer on a journey toward something vastly beyond himself.

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