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Eric Barnes Book Talk

06/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Tacoma native Eric Barnes will talk about his new novel, The City Where We Once Lived. In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis.

Eric Barnes is the author of two previous novels, Shimmer and Something Pretty, Something Beautiful. He has published more than forty short stories in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, The Literary Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and other publications. By day, he is publisher of newspapers in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga that cover business, politics, the arts, and more. On Fridays, he hosts a news talk show on his local PBS station. In the past, he was a reporter and editor in Connecticut and New York. Years ago he drove a forklift in Tacoma, Washington, and then Kenai, Alaska, worked construction on Puget Sound, and, many years ago, he graduated from the MFA writing program at Columbia University. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
The City Where We Once Lived: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628728835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcade - April 3rd, 2018

The City Where We Once Lived Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628728842
Availability: Available Now
Published: Arcade - April 2nd, 2018

Something Pretty, Something Beautiful Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937402525
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Outpost19 - June 2013

Shimmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936071593
Availability: Special Order
Published: Unbridled Books - July 5th, 2010