Take the Bad with the Good: Writing Flawed Characters in Fiction

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Wesley Browne (Hillbilly Hustle), Gabriel Bump (Everywhere You Don’t Belong), and Aatif Rashid (Portrait of Sebastian Khan) discuss their novels which feature flawed characters in their full humanity, making their way as best as they can. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Witty, savvy storytelling at the crossroads of pizza, pot, and noir, Hillbilly Hustle… dishes up a smart, tasty debut delivered in an assured voice, one that is sure to create a buzz among readers who like their comedy dry and the pace of their tales brisk.”—Robert Gipe, author

“[A] pointedly affecting debut novel… With deft writing and rat-a-tat, laugh-until-you-gasp-at-the-implications dialog, Bump delivers a singular sense of growing up black that will resonate with readers.”—Library Journal, starred review

“In Aatif Rashid’s witty and dissolute Portrait of Sebastian Khan, a Muslim American college student is conflicted by his love for free-spirited pleasure and the more conventional realities of success… Sebastian is a flawed but compelling character, and his romances are detailed with rushes of color and sensation. This sensuality alternates with undertones of humor and even subtle splendor.”—Meg Nola, Foreword Reviews

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