Nathaniel Rich in Conversation with Lisa Page

  • January 24, 2018

The author of King Zeno comes to DC on Fri., Jan. 26th, at 7PM.

Nathaniel Rich in Conversation with Lisa Page

In his third novel, King Zeno, Rich, author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue, deftly interweaves a historical novel with a crime thriller by way of the stories of three very different protagonists. The story unfolds in New Orleans, 1918. Jazz is everywhere, but so is the Spanish flu and a serial ax-murderer. Detective Bill Bastrop, struggling with a failed marriage and haunted by an act of cowardice from the war, is determined to redeem himself by finding the killer. Beatrice Vizzini, matriarch of a crime family and head of a construction company, is looking to strike it rich as the city embarks on a major canal-building project. And Izzy Zeno, a talented black cornetist and petty thief, is hatching a plan to capitalize on local events to make his name. Rich will be in conversation with Lisa Page, director of creative writing at George Washington University.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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