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Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: Nick by Michael Farris Smith

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Before The Great Gatsby’s famed Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby’s periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I…

Charged with enough alcohol, heartbreak, and profound yearning to paralyze even the heartiest of golden age scribes, Nick reveals the man behind the narrator who has captivated readers for decades.

Join us for an entertaining book club discussion LIVE or online! This month, Nick by Michael Farris Smith. We’ll meet live at Main Street Reads Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m., or to join virtually:
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Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this “masterful” look into his life before Gatsby – Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EMPIRE FALLS and CHANCES ARE…

Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby’s periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I.

Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed firsthand, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot answer about the horrors of war. Instead, he embarks on a transcontinental redemptive journey that takes him from a whirlwind Paris romance-doomed from the very beginning to the dizzying frenzy of New Orleans, rife with its own flavor of debauchery and violence.

An epic portrait of a truly singular era and a sweeping, romantic story of self-discovery, this rich and imaginative novel breathes new life into a character that many know but few have pondered deeply. Charged with enough alcohol, heartbreak, and profound yearning to paralyze even the heartiest of golden age scribes, Nick reveals the man behind the narrator who has captivated readers for decades.

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April 22
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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