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Jim Tilley: Against The Wind at Barrett Bookstore
November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us at Barrett Bookstore in conversation with Jim Tilley, poet and debut novelist. Tilley will discuss his new novel, Against the Wind:
Against the Wind is an elegantly written story of relationships involving six principal characters, the strands of whose lives braid together after a chance reunion among three of them. A successful environmental lawyer must take himself to task when he realizes that everything about his work has betrayed his core beliefs. A high school English teacher asks her former high school love to take up her environmental cause. A transgender adolescent male raised by his grandparents struggles to excel in a world hostile to his kind. A French-Canadian political science professor finds himself left with a choice between his cherished separatist cause and his marriage and family. An accomplished engineer is chronically unable to impress his more accomplished father sufficiently to be named head of the international wind technology company his father founded. The Quebec separatist party’s Minister of Natural Resources, a divorcée, finds herself caught between her French-Canadian lover and an unexpected English-Canadian suitor.
Wine and snacks will be served.