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Dave Patterson launches his debut novel: SOON THE LIGHT WILL BE PERFECT, in conversation with Sarah Braunstein

Tuesday, April 9th, 7PM

Dave Patterson launches his debut novel: SOON THE LIGHT WILL BE PERFECT, in conversation with author Sarah Braunstein

A twelve-year-old boy lives with his family in a small, poverty-stricken town in Vermont. His father works at a manufacturing plant, his mother is a homemaker, and his fifteen-year-old brother is about to enter high school. His family has gained enough financial stability to move out of the nearby trailer park, and as conflict rages abroad, his father’s job at a weapons manufacturing plant appears safe. But then his mother is diagnosed with cancer, and everything changes. Set over the course of one propulsive summer, SOON THE LIGHT WILL BE PERFECT chronicles the journey of two brothers on the cusp of adulthood, a town battered by poverty and a family at a breaking point. In spare, fiercely honest prose, Dave Patterson captures what it feels like to be gloriously, violently alive at a moment of political, social and familial instability.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Soon the Light Will Be Perfect Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781335652904
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - April 9th, 2019