Orca Books Reading: Maggie Kast presents her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land"

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 3:00pm

Maggie Kast will read from from her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land.""

Nineteen-year-old Henriette Greenberg takes her first steps away from an abusive home on the dance floor of a Chicago jazz dive in prohibition-era Chicago and is enraptured by this new music. Struggling to escape a mother who doesn’t like girls and a father who likes young women all too well, she submerges herself in bad sex and political action. She meets and falls in love with Dilly Brannigan, a graduate student in anthropology. Ignoring his warnings, she travels to Scottsboro, Alabama, to protest the unfair conviction of nine young black men accused of rape. A powerful funeral ritual gives her hope of re-writing her family story but tempts her to violate an Apache taboo, endangering her life, her love, and her longed-for escape from home.

Maggie is also the author of "The Crack Between the Worlds: A Dancer's Memoir of Loss, Faith, and Family".

Event date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave

Olympia, WA 98501