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Meet Author Stephen Markley

2023-01-20 13:00:00 2023-01-20 14:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Stephen Markley Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, <i>The Deluge</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Friday, January 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-20 13:00:00 2023-01-20 14:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Stephen Markley Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, <i>The Deluge</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, The Deluge.

About the author:

Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of Ohio, which NPR called a “masterpiece.” A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s other books include the memoir Publish This Book and the travelogue Tales of Iceland.

In The Deluge, in the first decades of the 21st century, the world is convulsing, its governments mired in gridlock while a patient but unrelenting ecological crisis looms. America is in upheaval, battered by violent weather and extreme politics. In California in 2013, Tony Pietrus, a scientist studying deposits of undersea methane, receives a death threat. His fate will become bound to a stunning cast of characters—a broken drug addict, a star advertising strategist, a neurodivergent mathematician, a cunning eco-terrorist, an actor turned religious zealot, and a brazen young activist named Kate Morris, who, in the mountains of Wyoming, begins a project that will alter the course of the decades to come.

From the Gulf Coast to Los Angeles, the Midwest to Washington, DC, their intertwined odysseys unfold against a stark backdrop of accelerating chaos as they summon courage, galvanize a nation, fall to their own fear, and find wild hope in the face of staggering odds. As their stories hurtle toward a spectacular climax, each faces a reckoning: what will they sacrifice to salvage humanity’s last chance at a future? A singular achievement, The Deluge is a once-in-a-generation novel that meets the moment as few works of art ever have.

Attendees are invited to enjoy a light lunch and refreshments during the program (while supplies last).


Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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