Paragraphs is very excited to be the host for Will's book release event. Will is a noted NPR correspondent and is looking forward to seeing you at his event.
Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday Nov 14th 6 - 7:30 PM
Book signing, discussion and wine/cheese reception with author, Will Everett
Just back from five years in Afghanistan, Will Everett has selected South Padre Island for the launch of his first novel, We’ll Live Tomorrow. Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard is proud to be the site for this inaugural world roll-out.
We’ll Live Tomorrow follows Hunter Ames, an American aid worker grappling with a dark family history and a growing midlife malaise. In an aid compound in southern Afghanistan, under the watchful eyes of the Taliban, he meets the mysterious Karimullah, an exploited “dancing boy” hunted by his master. These two lost souls strike up an unusual friendship in war-torn Afghanistan – Karimullah looking for sanctuary after years of abuse at the hands of a violent master, and Hunter trying to come to terms with his own tragic past. But menacing forces surround them, imbuing their friendship with the promise of salvation and the prospect of tragedy.
While the novel explores a wide range of human-interest issues, such as the doldrums of middle age and the aftershocks of family tragedy, Everett says he had a larger purpose in writing this novel when he did. “Through the book and its layered characters, I hope to give readers an intimate look at a country the U.S. has spent so much time supporting, yet many know little about.”
Valley residents may remember Will’s work on NPR, such as his music and literature program Theme and Variations and his award-winning 2006 documentary, World War One Living History Project, which he produced with Walter Cronkite to honor the last surviving veterans of WWI. His work has appeared in Newsweek as well as on NPR, the BBC and other outlets. Will holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Early praise for We’ll Live Tomorrow:
“An insightful, impressively broad glimpse of a formidable mission. --Kirkus Reviews
“Everett’s sensitive writing reflects his intimate knowledge of the land and its people while immersing us in an intriguing tale of questing for meaning and love. This is an important book for our one-world times.” --Jan Seale, 2012 Texas Poet Laureate
“A tribute to human tenderness, resilience, and ambiguity in the face of war. A cross between Graham Greene and Armistead Maupin. --Robert Calderisi, author of The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057