Washington Independent Review of Books

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Location 843 Upshur Street NW Washington, DC 20011
Date Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Loyalty is thrilled to welcome Victor Manibo for the celebration of his highly anticipated novel, Escape Velocity, a genre-bending thriller set in the near future. This captivating event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011), offering attendees a unique opportunity to delve into the world of Manibo's gripping narrative. While the event is free to attend, registration is required, to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all. Attendees can purchase the book from Loyalty or in person during the event, allowing them to immerse themselves in the story before or after the celebration. Escape Velocity promises to be a twisty, page-turning adventure that blends elements of mystery, science fiction, and social commentary. Set in a luxurious space habitat, the novel follows a group of privileged alumni from the prestigious Rochford Institute as they gather for their 25th reunion. However, beneath the glamorous facade, dark secrets and hidden agendas lurk, casting a shadow over their aspirations to secure a coveted spot in an exclusive Mars settlement. As the characters navigate the treacherous waters of power, ambition, and betrayal, readers will be captivated by the intricate web of intrigue that Manibo has woven. Manibo's writing is a masterful blend of sharp social commentary and thrilling storytelling, offering a thought-provoking exploration of themes such as privilege, inequality, and the consequences of unchecked ambition. With his unique voice and compelling narrative, Manibo has crafted a novel that will leave readers questioning their assumptions and contemplating the ethical dilemmas that arise in a world where resources are scarce and the stakes are high. Attending this event is an opportunity to engage with the author, gain insights into his creative process, and be among the first to experience the captivating world of Escape Velocity.

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