Thursday, May 26, 7:30 PM
Lee Clay Johnson presents Nitro Mountain
In conversation with David Gates
Acclaimed Southern writer Lee Clay Johnson presents an astonishing, even shocking debut novel, where darkness and violence is offset with humor and heart. Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music: a hapless bass player, his would-be girlfriend, and the man she lives with, a deranged yet charming thug. Johnson talks about writing, music and the traditions of Southern fiction with fellow author and musician David Gates, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Guggenheim Fellow.