Jennifer Finney Boylan’s “Long Black Veil”
Where: Book Culture
536 W. 112th St.
212-865-1588 Price: Free
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Please join us Thursday, April 27th at 7pm for a reading and discussion by Jennifer Finney Boylan for her newest novel, Long Black Veil. She will be joined in conversation by Marie Myung-Ok Lee.
On a warm August night in 1980, six college students are up to no good inside the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s notoriously haunted Eastern State Penitentiary. It’s not long before they realize they are locked in and not alone, and the terrible night ends in tragedy. Years later, one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey—will finally be charged with murder, but will Jon’s old friend Judith Carrigan testify to his innocence? Judith is protecting long-held and hard-won secrets of her own, and to defend her friend, she risks not only sacrificing the life she has fought to build but also potentially losing her husband and son. A compelling tale of murder and disappearance, Long Black Veil is also a skillful examination of the universal tension between the people we have been and the people we become.