Join us as we welcome Marci Blackman, writer and author of the new novel Tradition. At the age of 21, Gus Weesfree witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, and fled. Now an old man, exhausted by a life on the run, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. Moving seamlessly between the present and the 1930s and 40s, Tradition gracefully uncovers the Weesfree family secrets—and how race, family, and loyalty can shape a life.
Marci Blackman is the author of two novels and several short works of fiction. Blackman’s first novel, Po Man’s Child, received the American Library Association’s Stonewall award for Best LBGT Fiction and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best Fiction. In addition to fiction, Blackman co-edited the Lambda nominated anthology Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco and authored the recently published Bike NYC: The Cyclist's Guide to New York City.