Jim Lynch, author of the acclaimed BORDER SONGS and THE HIGHEST TIDE,
will be reading from and signing copies of his latest book on May 16th at 7pm.
TRUTH LIKE THE SUN is a hugely entertaining political novel that tells the cat-and-mouse story of urban intrigue in Seattle both in 1962, when the city hosted the World's Fair, and in 2001, after its transformation in the Microsoft gold rush.
The event is free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Larger than life, Roger Morgan was the mastermind behind the fair that
made the city famous and is still a backstage power forty years later,
when at the age of seventy he runs for mayor in hopes of restoring all
of Seattle's former glory. Helen Gulanos, a reporter every bit as eager
to make her mark, sees her assignment to investigate the events of 1962
become front-page news with Morgan's candidacy, and resolves to find out
who he really is and where his power comes from: in 1962, a brash and
excitable young promoter, greeting everyone from Elvis Presley to Lyndon
Johnson, smooth-talking himself out of difficult situations, dipping in
and out of secret card games; now, a beloved public figure with, it
turns out, still-plentiful secrets. Wonderfully interwoven into this
tale of the city of dreams are backroom deals, idealism and pragmatism,
the best and worst ambitions, and all the aspirations that shape our
communities and our lives.