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Virtual Book Launch with TOMMY BUTLER

Tommy Butler author photo and Before You Go cover image
*Please Note: Pre-Registration via Eventbrite is required. Event access will be sent via email to attendees prior to the event date.
This event is free with general admission, to also purchase a book select the priced ticket option and your copy will be shipped shortly after the event.* 

Join Tommy Butler for a Virtual Book Launch celebrating his critically-acclaimed debut novel, Before You Go.  

Hats off to that brave soul daring to write what might be called speculative literary fiction, and willing to venture answers to questions beyond even those of life & death. Tommy Butler's debut novel Before You Go has a big beating heart and a mind all its own." -- Joshua Ferris, author of The Dinner Party and Then We Came to the End

A big, rich, life-affirming debut that explores the most perplexing questions of existence: purpose, the pain of loneliness, the desire for happiness, and the price we pay as we search for fulfillment.
In the Before, humankind is created with a hole in its heart, the designers not realizing their mistake--if it was a mistake--until too late.

Elliot Chance is just a boy, and knows nothing of this. All he knows is that he doesn't feel at home in this world, and his desire for escape becomes more urgent as he grows into adulthood, where the turbulence of life seems to offer no cure for the emptiness. Desperate and lost, he stumbles upon a support group on the edge of Manhattan. There he meets two other drifting souls--Sasha, a young woman who leaves coded messages in the copy she writes for advertising campaigns, and Bannor, whose detailed depictions of the future make Elliot think he may have actually been there. With these two unlikely allies, Elliot launches into the business of life, determined to be happy in spite of himself.

Yet the hole in the heart is not so easily filled.

Profound yet playful, Before You Go is a beautiful, imaginative journey into the ache and wonder of being human, and the quest for a meaningful life.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Before You Go: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062934963
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

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