Motorco Music Hall - please note the location
Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. - please note the timeAdmission is $5 - good for $5 off the price of the book
Join us for a night to celebrate the literary talents of Durham’s own John Darnielle at Motorco Music Hall. Known for his work as the lead singer and and writer for The Mountain Goats, Darnielle shows us a new side in his debut novel Wolf in White Van. Praised as inspiring “gasps of reflection and astonishment and gratitude” Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax (John Hodgman). Isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and son.