Vertigo Books is happy to welcome Colin Channer back to the DC area. Reggae's rhythms and rebel spirit blazes in Iron Balloons, a collection of short fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writer's Workshop. As editor Channer said in a recent NY Times interview, "Reggae combines spirituality, sensuality, comedy and politics without apology." These stories do the same. Set in the Caribbean and the U.S.A., the stories sweep across a range of moods and genres to create a narrative LP of fascinating voices. From the schizophrenic singer who thinks he's Bob Marley, to the hotel maid who gets a sexual offer that she can't refuse, the diverse mix of characters are linked by the fundamental principle that all clichéd conventions must be shouted off the page. Channer is cofounder of the Calabash Festival and Workshop and the best-selling author of Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul and Passing Through.
Thursday, July 13 6:30 pm
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Added by Vertigo Books on July 7, 2006