Two upcoming readings of note at Politics and Prose bookstore:
Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
RICHARD PRICE, author of LUSH LIFE
A master of American urban crime fiction here turns to Manhattan's Lower East Side, where bartender Ike Marcus is shot dead. Marcus’s friend Eric Cash is the prime suspect, but his version of events implicates two neighborhood teenagers. Price (who also writes for HBO's The Wire) presents a tight and exciting crime drama, with fully realized characters.
Friday, April 11, 7 p.m.
TOBIAS WOLFF, author of OUR STORY BEGINS
Wolff's first collection in more than a decade contains ten new stories and 21 classic pieces of earlier work. In each, Wolff extracts the essential richness from everyday experience, whether it’s a career soldier experiencing a self-revelation on a rainy night; a teacher threatened by the parent of a failing student; an American businessman in Rome first foiling, then relating to, a would-be pickpocket; a retired Marine returning to school while her son trains to go to Iraq.
Both readings are at
Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008