Richard Wiley: Bob Stevenson

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Elliott Bay Book Company says
A writer who has read here for each of his books since he and we were just getting started with all of this in the 1980s - when he won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Soldiers in Hiding - Tacoma native Richard Wiley, now the author of eight novels, makes this visit tonight for Bob Stevenson (Bellevue Literary Press). Bob Stevenson, who has a Scottish air about him, just might be connected in some way with a certain Robert Louis Stevenson.

“A witty, roller-coaster ride of uncertain identity set against the gritty certainties of New York City. In compelling, unadorned prose, Richard Wiley gives us a bewitching and ultimately moving tale.”— Caryl Phillips

“Clever. . . . Wiley skillfully balances the psychological explanations for Archie’s strange behavior with the more fanciful notion that he has been possessed by Stevenson’s spirit, one of those ‘metaphysical rovers’ seeking out corporeal forms. It’s an elegant conceit around which to craft a tale about the ambiguities of character.” — Publishers Weekly
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company

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