Magnet Book Club - "A Horse Named Sorrow" by Trebor Healey

December 17, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 PM

                          

 

 

Trebor Healey has graciously agreed to offer one lucky participant a date night. Are you going to be that lucky man? Come and find out!

 

We are honored to have Trebor Healey join us this month for our Magnet Book Club. We will be reading "A Horse Named Sorrow" We will meet from 7:00-8:00 PM to review the book and then from 8:00-9:00 PM Trebor will join us and talk about his book. I am sure he'd be happy to sign your books too...

Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco in the 1980s and '90s in poetic prose that is both ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the American West that is dreamy, mythic, and visionary. When troubled twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the strong and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by bicycle from his hometown in Buffalo, New York), he feels his life may finally be taking a turn for the better. But the ensuing romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to keep a promise to Jimmy: "Take me back the way I came." And so Seamus sets out by bicycle on a picaresque journey with the ashes, hoping to bring them back to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, college kids, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and other travelers--each one giving him a new perspective on his own life and on Jimmy's death. When he meets and becomes involved with a young Native American man whose mother has recently died, Seamus's grief and his story become universal and redemptive.