november, 2018

fri02nov7:00 pm8:30 pmAuthor Event: Peter Nathaniel Malae with Son of Amity7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Book Bin Salem


Event Details

Peter Nathaniel Malae is the author of the novels, Our Frail Blood and What We Are; the story collection, Teach the Free Man; and the play, “The Question.” A former Steinbeck, MacDowell, Arts Council Silicon Valley, and Oregon Literary Arts Fellow, Malae lives in western Oregon.

Son of Amity: Three lives on the verge of ruin intersect in the small Oregon town of Amity: Pika, a half-Samoan ex-con from California; Michael, a five-tour Iraq War Marine; and Sissy, a recent convert to Catholicism. Determined to escape the past, these characters find themselves sharing the same torn-down house, bordering tweaker poverty and bucolic wine country. Violence and penance, family and legacy, recidivism and post-traumatic stress disorder linger with the heavy rain of desperation. At the center of this storm is five-year old Benji, whose wide-eyed energy and openhearted faith could show all of them how to still be saved.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Book Bin Salem