Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome with Charles Frazier to celebrate the launch of his new book, The Trackers, in conversation with Tony Earley.
This is a ticketed event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30pm Central Time. Every attendee must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the event. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Each ticket is $33.00 and includes one general admission seat, and one signed copy of The Trackers.
About the Book
From the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain and Varina, a stunning new novel that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Great Depression
Hurtling past the downtrodden communities of Depression-era America, painter Val Welch travels westward to the rural town of Dawes, Wyoming. Through a stroke of luck, he's landed a New Deal assignment to create a mural representing the region for their new Post Office.
A wealthy art lover named John Long and his wife Eve have agreed to host Val at their sprawling ranch. Rumors and intrigue surround the couple: Eve left behind an itinerant life riding the rails and singing in a western swing band. Long holds shady political aspirations, but was once a WWI sniper--and his right hand is a mysterious elder cowboy, a vestige of the violent old west. Val quickly finds himself entranced by their lives.
One day, Eve flees home with a valuable painting in tow, and Long recruits Val to hit the road with a mission of tracking her down. Journeying from ramshackle Hoovervilles to San Francisco nightclubs to the swamps of Florida, Val's search for Eve narrows, and he soon turns up secrets that could spark formidable changes for all of them.
In The Trackers, singular American writer Charles Frazier conjures up the lives of everyday people during an extraordinary period of history that bears uncanny resemblance to our own. With the keen perceptions of humanity and transcendent storytelling that have made him beloved for decades, Frazier has created a powerful and timeless new classic.
About the Author
Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He is the author of Cold Mountain, an international bestseller that won the National Book Award, and was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film by Anthony Minghella. He is also the author of the bestselling novels Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.
About Tony Earley
Tony Earley is the author of five books. A winner of the National Magazine Award for fiction and a Pushcart Prize, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by Granta in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and The New York Times Book Review among many other magazines and anthologies.