Jonathan Evison, the author of soon-to-be classic Northwest novels such as The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and West of Here, will be at Island Books on Mercer Island, WA on Thursday, Thursday May 3rd at 6:30pm, with his new novel, Lawn Boy.
The store writes, “Anyone who was present for his last visit won’t soon forget it, and will attest that his next appearance is not to be missed.”
Island Books’ Miriam recently posted about Evison and his book on the store’s blog.
There’s a lot of love for this great read!
Mike Muñoz aspires, sort of, to write the Great American Novel, or, more specifically, the Great American Landscaping Novel, but Johnny Evison might have written it for him. Mike is 22, mowing lawns, living with his mom on the Suquamish reservation, and knocking around the bottom of the working class, deciding every day whether his honor is worth the couple of bucks it’s going for. Talented and sweet, optimistic but easily discouraged, he makes his way through the unforgiving world of modern semirural capitalism in a way that reminded me of another recent book I loved, Willy Vlautin’s Don’t Skip Out on Me, but with a goofy heart and subtly analytical eye all of its own.
—Tom Nissley, Phinney Books, Seattle, WA