Join us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, August 17 from 3:00-4:00pm to welcome Bill Morris, author of Motor City Burning, who will be speaking and signing copies of his latest novel. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve copies or for more information, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Book Beat will also be providing books for a second event featuring Bill Morris on Sunday, August 24 at The Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI) from 2:00-3:00pm. He will be speaking as well as signing copies of his books. This event is free and open to the public.
“A wonderfully atmospheric novel that captures time and place, an illumination of a pivotal point in history. Bill Morris is an exceptionally gifted and savvy writer. The comparison to Graham Greene is fully merited.” -Nelson DeMille
Set amid the chaos of the 1967 Uprising and the serenity of Opening Day, this powerful and thrilling new novel brings Detroit to life through the story of a once idealistic black activist who is a suspect in the last unsolved murder of the Riots.
Bill Morris’s rich and atmospheric new novel sets a police detective’s hunt amid the history of one of America’s most tortured and fascinating cities.
“A jarring, challenging book that breaks a lot of rules from a writer already excitingly and powerfully in command of his craft.”- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Read a Detroit Free Press interview with Bill Morris here.
Bill Morris is the author of the novels Motor City and All Souls’ Day. He is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Popular Mechanics and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Bill grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City.