Agnes Gomillion - THE RECORD KEEPER

THIS EVENT, ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR JULY 14, HAS BEEN RE-PROGRAMED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 28 AT 2PM

Please do join us for a Sunday afternoon reading and signing with author Agnes Gomillion featuring her debut novel, THE RECORD KEEPER, a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.

After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law—in every way—or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.

Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege as a member of the Kongo elite after ten grueling years of training. But everything changes when a new student arrives speaking dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people’s misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live—or die—without fear.

 

Agnes Gomillion is a speaker and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and son. Homegrown in the Sunshine State, Agnes studied English Literature at the University of Florida before transitioning to Levin College of Law, where she earned both a Juris Doctorate and Legal Master degree. She’s a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon and a dedicated advocate for marginalized people everywhere.

Event date: 

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
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$14.95
ISBN: 9781789091151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Titan Books - June 18th, 2019

The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.

After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.


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