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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Prize-winning YA author Sedgwick at Literacy fundraiser

Fundraiser for Literacy Council & Book Launch Marcus Sedgwick

 

Tuesday April 25th 5:30-7:30 p.m., Twisted Laurel, downtown Asheville, 130 College Street

 

COST: $45 per person (ticket includes hardcover book, food, and non-alcoholic beverage) All proceeds go to Literacy Council

 

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Marcus Sedgwick, author of Saint Death

 

Spellbound Children's Bookshop, Asheville's locally owned independent bookstore for kids and teens, presents a special event with one of the most critically acclaimed writers of young adult literature in the world today, Marcus Sedgwick.

 

It's a publication day celebration for the American edition of his timely and important new book, Saint Death. In addition to being well-researched and beautifully written, it's a gripping thriller set on the Mexican-US border and asks the questions of our day: what sort of country do we want to live in; can we have a free market without freedom of movement; is it better to die a good man than live as a bad one?

 

Allan Wolfe emcees

 

Emceed by local author Allan Wolf, the event will take place 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday, April 25th at Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville. 

 

All proceeds from ticket sales, as well as 20% of on-site book sales, will be donated to the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. $45 ticket includes a hardcover signed copy of Saint Death, as well as heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar for those over 21, but it's an all-ages event. The author will sign books after his presentation. Event details and ticket sales at www.spellboundbookshop.com.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marcus Sedgwick was born and raised in East Kent in the South-east of England. He now lives in the French Alps. He is the winner of many prizes, most notably the Michael L. Printz Award for 2014, for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for this prize. His books have been shortlisted for over forty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (six times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (four times).

 

ABOUT THE BOOK 

Originally published in the U.K. in October 2016, the U.S. edition will be released on Tuesday, April 25th. A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border, crafted with poetry and cinematic pace and narrated with cold fury, Saint Death is a provocative tour de force.   

 

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Leslie Hawkins at Spellbound Children's Bookshop 828-319-8116.

 
 
"Sedgwick's unflinching narrative is timely and guaranteed to incite discussion, if not debate."-- Booklist, starred review
 
"Beautifully written, the prose is absorbing, taut yet poetic, with a real sense of menace ... This is not a comfortable read, and not for the faint-hearted - Sedgwick points a finger at our indifference, and no compromise has been made to the brutal realism - but it is an important read." — The School Librarian
 
Saint Death is perhaps the first great anti-capitalist YA novel of the 21st Century. — Teen Librarian  
 
A tightly plotted, dark and thrilling tale of crime, poverty and desperation, Saint Death pulls no punches in painting a horribly accurate picture of life for the poorest young people in Mexico, where savage criminality may be the only choice — Book Trust

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