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Fiction at Literati: Leah Stewart

Literati is pleased to welcome author Leah Stewart who will be sharing her latest novel What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw. Leah will be joined by fellow author Eileen Pollack for a discussion after the reading.

About What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw:
After a series of missteps in the face of his newfound fame, actor Charlie Outlaw flees to a remote island in search of anonymity and a chance to reevaluate his recent breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. But soon after his arrival on the peaceful island, his solitary hike into the jungle takes him into danger he never anticipated.

As Charlie struggles with gaining fame, Josie struggles with its loss. The star of a cult TV show in her early twenties, Josie has spent the twenty years since searching for a role to equal that one, and feeling less and less like her character, the heroic Bronwyn Kyle. As she gets ready for a reunion of the cast at a huge fan convention, she thinks all she needs to do is find a part and replace Charlie. But she can't forget him, and to get him back she'll need to be a hero in real life.

Leah Stewart is the critically acclaimed author of The New NeighborThe History of UsHusband and WifeThe Myth of You and Me, and Body of a Girl. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, and her MFA from the University of Michigan. The recipient of a Sachs Fund prize and an NEA Literature Fellowship, she teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.

Eileen Pollack is the award-winning author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including Breaking and Entering (Four Way Books 2012) and In The Mouth (Four Way Books 2008). She lives in Manhattan and Ann Arbor and teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell Writers' Program in creative writing at the University of Michigan.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
What You Don't Know about Charlie Outlaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735214347
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 27th, 2018