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Date(s) - 10/11/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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We’ll be discussing Population: 485
by Michael Perry

Contact: Lois 651-699-2920 for location

“Here the local vigilante is a
farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a
Bible, the most senior member of the
volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed
butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives
(both of whom work at the only gas station
in town), and the back roads are haunted by
the ghosts of children and farmers. Michael
Perry loves this place. He grew up here, and
now — after a decade away — he has
returned. Unable to polka or repair his own
pickup, his farm-boy hands gone soft after
years of writing, Mike figures the best way to
regain his credibility is to join the volunteer
fire department. Against a backdrop of fires
and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt
feeds, he tells a frequently comic tale
leavened with moments of heartbreaking
delicacy and searing tragedy.” (From Good