Books in Common NW: Theodore Van Alst & Stephen Graham Jones

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30pm

Books in Common NW welcomes Theodore Van Alst to share his new novel, SACRED CITY, with Stephen Graham Jones.

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Theodore Van Alst continues the journey begun in Sacred Smoke with Sacred City with writer Stephen Graham Jones. In Sacred City our young narrator now heads deeper into the heart of the city and himself, accompanied by ancestors and spirits who help him and the reader see that Chicago was, is, and always will be Indian Country. Plus get a sneak peek at Stephen Graham Jones's forthcoming graphic novel Memorial Ride.

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Chicago: home to urban Indians and immigrants and working folks and the whole gamut of people getting by in a world that doesn't care whether they do so or not. Sacred City is an incomparable follow-up to Van Alst's award-winning debut collection, Sacred Smokes. Our young narrator now heads deeper into the heart of the city and himself, accompanied by ancestors and spirits who help him and the reader see that Chicago was, is, and always will be Indian Country. Part love song and part lament, Sacred City explores what options are available to an intelligent, smart-assed young man who was born poor and grew up in a gang. Van Alst's skillful storytelling takes us on a journey where Chicago will never seem the same.

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Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. is a professor and the chair of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. He is also the author of Sacred Smokes (UNM Press).

 

 

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Stephen Graham Jones is the NYT bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Most recent are The Only Good Indians and Night of the Mannequins. Next is My Heart is a Chainsaw. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.

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Sacred City Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826362865
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: University of New Mexico Press - November 1st, 2021

Sacred Smokes Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826359902
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - August 15th, 2018

Mother Chicago: Truant Dreams and Specters Over the Gilded Age Cover Image
By Martin Billheimer, Theodore C. Van Alst (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781627311090
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Published: Feral House - October 5th, 2021

Memorial Ride Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826363237
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - October 15th, 2021

My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

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The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982136468
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Night of the Mannequins: A Tor.com Original Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250752079
Availability: Available in Warehouse. Wait for Email Confirmation for ETA
Published: Tordotcom - September 1st, 2020

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