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Author Reading: An Evening with Anthony Grooms

Author Reading: An Evening with Anthony Grooms

  • Dates: April 17, 2019
  • Location: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Address: 1302 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Phone: (717) 236-1680
  • Time: 7:00 PM
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Overview

Inspired by true events, The Vain Conversation reflects on the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia from the perspectives of three characters―Bertrand Johnson, one of the victims; Noland Jacks, a presumed perpetrator; and Lonnie Henson, a witness to the murders as a ten-year-old boy. Lonnie's inexplicable feelings of culpability drive him in a search for meaning that takes him around the world, and ultimately back to Georgia, where he must confront Jacks and his own demons, with the hopes that doing so will free him from the grip of the past.

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Author Reading: An Evening with Anthony Grooms