Stephanie Watts takes a new twist to a classic and sets it in North Carolina. She shares her debut novel, No One is Coming to Save Us, on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 pm. Traces of The Great Gatsby infuse her novel, set among a modern day African-American family and their friends. As they are confronted with new wealth that comes to their town, they ponder their own dreams and lives. No One was named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon and Elle.
“A grand debut novel full of characters who come into a reader’s mind and heart and never leave. Stephanie Powell Watts is a writer of wondrous skill, imagination and sensitivity, and No One Is Coming to Save Us is a beautiful testament to that.” — Edward P. Jones (Pulitzer Prize winner for The Known World).
She'll be joined in conversation with Travis Mulhauser, author of Sweetgirl. We know they'll have a lot to talk about regarding the concept of "home".
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With the heart, daring, and evocative atmosphere of Winter’s Bone and True Grit, and driven by the raw, whip-smart voice of Percy James, a blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year old girl whose search for her missing mother leads to an unexpected discovery, and a life or death struggle in the harsh frozen landscape of the Upper Midwest.