Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Thurs March 22, 7 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Kirkus Reviews called Bruce Holbert's latest novel, Whiskey, "a gut-punch of a bleak family saga that satisfies on many levels." The story's set south of the Colville Indian reservation in Washington state, 1991. Two Native brothers—Andre and Smoker—are trying to get custody of Smoker's daughter. Along the way, they get into some Wild West scrapes involving bears, booze, and bar brawls. Holbert's prose is stone-cut, vivid, punchy, and it should delight fans of Jim Harrison and Cormac McCarthy. Following the reading, local fiction writer Richard Chiem (author of You Private Person), will join Holbert onstage to lead a conversation about the book.