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Alta Journal & Books Inc. Opera Plaza Present ANDY WARNER

Andy Warner author photo and Spring Rain cover image

Join Alta Journal and Books Inc. Opera Plaza for a Book Launch celebrating New York Times-bestselling author Andy Warner and his stunning new work, Spring Rain: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions.

An intimate graphic memoir by a New York Times-bestselling writer about his semester abroad in Beirut as he grows close to a crowd of mostly LGBTQ students, and suffers a mental breakdown while the city erupts into revolution.

"An evocative memior" --Joe Sacco

In 2005 Andy Warner travelled to Lebanon to study literature in Beirut, one of the world's most cosmopolitan and storied cities. Twenty-one years old and recently broken up from his girlfriend, Warner feels his life is both intense and directionless. Immersing himself in the vibrant and diverse city, he quickly befriends a group of LGBT students, many of whom are ex-pats straddling different cultures and embracing the freedoms of the multicultural city. Warner and his friends party, do drugs, and hook up, even as violence breaks out in the city--the scars of a fifteen-year civil war reopening with a series of political assassinations and bombings. As the city descends into chaos and violence, Warner feels his grasp on reality slowly begin to slip as he confronts traumas in his past and anxiety over his future.

Illustrated in beautiful and intricate detail, Spring Rain is an absorbing and poignant graphic memoir of a young man's attempt to gain control over his life as well as a portrait of a city and a nation's violent struggle to define its future.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
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Books: 
Spring Rain: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250165978
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 28th, 2020

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