…Moderated by the first IAW&A president Peter Quinn
presented by the Irish Arts Center in association with Irish American Writers and Artists
Tuesday, October 30th | 7:30 pm
“Kennedy, master of the Irish-American lament in works like Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game and Ironweed, proves here he can play with both hands and improvise on a theme without losing the beat.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Celebrate with us the paperback launch of Changó’s Beads and Two–Tone Shoes. Kennedy will be joined in conversation by author Peter Quinn.
Changó’s Beads and Two–Tone Shoes is a an unforgettably riotous story of revolution, romance, and redemption, set against the landscape of the civil rights movement as it challenges the legendary and vengeful Albany political machine. Journalist Daniel Quinn’s epic journey carries him through the nightclubs and jungles of Cuba and into the newsrooms and racially charged streets of Albany on the day Robert Kennedy is fatally shot in 1968. The odyssey brings Quinn, and his exotic but unpredictable Cuban wife, Renata, a debutante revolutionary, face-to-face with the darkest facets of human nature and illuminates the power of love in the presence of death.
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