18 Dec Fri. Jan 3rd: Reading Series with Print: A Bookstore

Friday, January 3rd

Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St.

7-8 PM in the Library



Join us for another exciting partnership event with Print: A Bookstore. We invite Maine author Douglas W. Milliken who will read from OUR SHADOWS’ VOICE.  A young boy internalizes the burden of responsibility for his best friend’s unstoppable death. A sister molds herself into a living memorial to her brother, becoming both mystic and pragmatist, ascetic and sensualist. A mother, through rituals both musical and spiritual, counterpoints herself between feeling too at home in her grief and wishing her son’s ghost will finally leave her alone. And at the center: Joshua Sams, alive and then dead in the fall of 1982, linchpinning together the lives of those who loved him most as they struggle through the visceral permutations of regret, denial, and resignation, the desperate reach toward spiritual rebirth and the failure to be reborn.

Mechanics’ Hall & Print: A Bookstore Reading Series is FREE and open to the public. 7:00-8:00PM.  Elevator access to second floor gallery. Light refreshments provided by Mechanics’ Hall.

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