Indiana University Press author Andrea Lewis will hold a reading of her new book What My Last Man Did at The Bishop Bar in Bloomington, Indiana this Saturday, March 25. The book is a recent winner of the Blue Lights Book Prize.
The reading is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with a Q&A session to follow. Copies of What My Last Man Did will be available for purchase. Attendees must be at least 18 of age to be allowed into The Bishop Bar.
What My Last Man Did follows generations of one family across nearly a century through ten short stories, each one evoking an intense sense of place and time, from New Orleans in 1895 to Grand Isle, Louisiana, during the hurricane of 1901 and on to London during the Olympic Games of 1948. The people in these ten vivid tales face tragedy and real-world catastrophic events—war, hurricanes, the Great Depression, racial tension—in their pursuit of love, family, and belonging.