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Friday, April 09, 2010

Coney Events: Author Talk And Q&A On New Book; "Luna Park"

"Dreamland" the book, author, Kevin BakerLuna Park". The Tenement Museum Shop on the Lower East Side will host a talk with a Q&A Tuesday, April 20th at their museum shop.

The press release states:
rekindles Coney's past in his new book; "
Our favorite historical novelist is back with this punchy and ghostly modern-day noir, set in the ruins of America’s most famous amusement park. A former Russian soldier fights gangs and his memories of the war in Chechnya, all while traveling through alternative histories of his own life. Joining Baker is the book’s illustrator.

“A tough-nosed crime story redolent with magic and sadness, Luna Park serves as a fine showcase for two great artists working to the best of their abilities.” – Publishers Weekly

Kevin Baker is the author of Dreamland and Strivers Row, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He is a longtime friend of the Tenement Museum who used the stories of 97 Orchard Street as inspiration two of his novels’ Lower East Side settings.

Luna Park: A Graphic Novel
With Kevin Baker and Danijel Zezelj
Moderated by Karen Berger, executive editor at DC Comics
Tuesday, April 20
6:30 pm
at the
Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street (Delancey), Lower East Side
F to Delancey; J/M to Essex


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posted by Omar Robau @ 4/09/2010 10:41:00 AM 


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