Avid Bookshop presents a virtual event with local authors Bradley Bazzle and James Chapin on October 27, 2020 from 7pm - 8pm on Zoom. Bazzle and Chapin will discuss their new books (Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science and Ride South Until the Sawgrass, respectively). To attend this event, purchase a ticket (or select a no-cost ticket). You will receive a Zoom link via email approximately one hour before the event begins. Ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm on 10/27/20. Scroll down for 3 ticketing options: Pay-What-You-Can ticket & book bundle Pay-What-You-Can ticket only (no book) No-cost ticket to get Zoom event access only (no book) Please support your local bookshop and the author by purchasing Bradley's book from us here and Jim's book from us here. ABOUT BRADLEY BAZZLE: Bradley Bazzle’s first story collection, Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science, won the C&R Press Fiction Award. Bradley Bazzle’s first novel, Trash Mountain, won the Red Hen Press Fiction Award, judged by Steve Almond, and was published in 2018. ABOUT BRADLEY BAZZLE'S BOOK: In a desolate near future, an unemployed trucker gets paid to chauffeur a simulacrum of Benjamin Franklin on a speaking tour across America. A lonely realtor takes in a long-lost uncle who claims to come from the future and blogs accordingly. And the translator aboard a Portuguese carrack must decide whether to follow his deranged captain, Ferdinand Magellan, or end his reign of terror by killing him. The stories in Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science blend past, future and fantasy for a delightful, alchemical mixture of realism and complete bullshit. ABOUT JAMES CHAPIN: James Chapin’s writing has appeared in Slate, Catapult, the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Marginalia channel, and the Tampa Bay Times. He is from north Florida, where he lived while writing this novel. He currently lives in Athens, where he is studying forest resilience and conservation at UGA. He can be found online at jameschapin.net and @jchapin_social. ABOUT JAMES CHAPIN'S BOOK: From the moment Nat Quinto and his wife Lucy set foot in the Florida Territory, they can't seem to steer clear of Jake Primrose, a rancher whose schemes to increase his already plentiful wealth ensnare everyone around him. Between Primrose's greed and the brutal conflicts brewing in the Territory surrounding them, will the Quinto family be able to stay true to themselves? In four tales, the paths of the Primrose and Quinto families cross, separate, and inevitably intertwine in this virtuosic debut set during the tumultuous years of the Florida Territory's Second Seminole War and early statehood.
- Occurs Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm