Attica Locke @ The Poisoned Pen

The Poisoned Pen hosted Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird, for the first time. The award-winning author was the subject of a recent article in The Guardian.

You can order signed copies of Bluebird, Bluebird through the Web Store.

Here’s the summary.

A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire.

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules–a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders–a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman–have stirred up a hornet’s nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes–and save himself in the process–before Lark’s long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.
Best of all, you can watch the event on Livestream. Patrick Millikin from The Poisoned Pen interviews Attica Locke. She has a fascinating story to tell.