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Jonathan Evison, Author of Lawn Boy

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We're terribly excited to report than Jonathan Evison, the author of soon-to-be classic Northwest novels such as The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and West of Here, will be in-store on Thursday, May 3rd. 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.

Evison's brand-new book is Lawn Boy: For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew—he knows that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how?

In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That’s the birthright for all Americans, isn’t it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz’s problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can’t seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it’s looking really good.

Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.

“Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In Lawn Boy, at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget.”
Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale

Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616202620
Published: Algonquin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203153
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 7th, 2013

West of Here By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616200824
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2012