Author Christopher Swann: SHADOW OF THE LIONS

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"Athens", GA
Author Christopher Swann: SHADOW OF THE LIONS Event date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Event address: 493 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601 Avid Bookshop presents author Christopher Swann in celebration of his novel, Shadow of the Lions. This event will be held on Wednesday, August 16, from 6:30-7:30p.m. at our Prince Ave. location. The reading is free and open to the public. Rachel Watkins, our Communications Manager, loved this book! Here's her review: "When Matthias Glass's best friend vanishes from their boarding school, it changes his life forever. Ten years later, Glass returns to teach as his alma mater not realizing the mess he's going to uncover. Shadow of the Lions is a beautifully written mystery and a portrait of how childhood friendships shape the person you will always be." ABOUT THE BOOK: In the middle of his senior year at the Blackburne School in Virginia, Matthias Glass's roommate and best friend Fritz Davenport runs off into the woods after the two boys have an argument--and vanishes without a trace. Ever since, Matthias has felt responsible, thinking that their fight, about a betrayal of the school's honor code, led to Fritz's disappearance. A decade later, after an early triumph with his first novel, followed by too much partying and too little work, Matthias realizes he has stalled out and become a failure as a writer, a boyfriend, a man. So when he is offered a job at Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together. But once on campus, Matthias gets swiftly drawn into the past and is driven to find out what happened to Fritz. Along the way he must reckon with Fritz's complicated and powerful Washington, D.C., family and the shocking death of a student--and begin to understand his own place in the privileged world of Blackburne.

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