Kent Harrington in conversation with Gary Phillips - Virtual Event

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Border towns stand like carnival funhouse mirrors, reflecting greed, evil, and death in both directions. Not many American writers have looked as deeply into those mirrors as Kent Harrington. DEA Agent Vincent Calhoun's luck, his suerte, has been golden. He and his crooked judicale partner are getting rich coyoteing wealthy crooks and refugees into the U.S. from their posts in Tijuana. Then, on the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, a girl gets off a bus, and Calhoun's luck heads south with a vengeance. 

Kent Harrington is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Last Ferry Home, The Good Physician, which was named as one of the best novels of the last ten years by Booklist, Dark Ride, Dia de los Muertos, and The American Boys. Of Dark Ride, Michael Connelly said, "It reads like Jim Thompson interpreted by Quentin Tarantino." Visit him at http: //www.kentharrington.com.

Gary Phillips is the son of a mechanic and a librarian. He was weaned on too many comic books, Dashiell Hammett stories, reruns of the original Twilight Zone, and experiences ranging from community organizer to delivering dog cages. His 1950s set graphic novel the Be-Bop Barbarians riffs on race relations, jazz, police brutality and the Red Scare. His novel Violent Spring was the first such mystery set in the aftermath of the 1992 civil unrest, and he edited the Anthony award-winning anthology, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is story editor on FX's "Snowfall," about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central where he grew up. Visit him at https: //gdphillips.com


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Event date: 

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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