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Eclectic Book Group with Will: Marauders

Wednesday June 26, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his "Eclectic Book Group" this evening.  The book to be read in advance is Marauders by Tom Cooper (c2015).  This work of fiction is set in a small bayou town devastated by the BP oil spill, and it is a darkly hilarious debut novel from the author. When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits.  For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working-class bayou town of Jeanette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes.  At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one-armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte.  His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable charavters, ranging from a couple of small-time crinimal potheads prone to hysterical banter, to the smooth-talking oil company middleman cut to bamboozle his own mother, to some drug smuggling psychopath twins, to a young man estranged from his father since his mother died in Hurricane Katrina.  As the story progresses, these charactesr find themselves on a collision course with each other, and as the tension and action ramp up, it becomes clear that not all of them will survive these events.   To find a copy of this title, go to our Borrower Services desk on the first floor of the Library and you can check one out from the reserve shelf.  Please join Will for an interesting discussion about a riveting book.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.   



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