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Barbara Bourland with Colin Winnette / Fake Like Me

July 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT

Booksmith hosts Barbara Bourland for her anticipated second novel, Fake Like Me. She’ll be in conversation with our friend and yours, Colin Winnette. Please join us!

After a fire decimates her loft, including the seven billboard-size paintings for her next show, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in three months—or ruin her fledgling career. Homeless and desperate, she begs her way into an exclusive retreat in upstate New York famous for its outrageous revelries and glamorous artists. And notorious as the place where brilliant young artist Carey Logan drowned in the lake. As the young painter works obsessively in Carey’s former studio, uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall—hard and fast—for Carey’s mysterious boyfriend, it’s as if she’s taking her place. But one thought shadows her every move: What really happened to Carey Logan?

Barbara Bourland is the author of the critically acclaimed I’ll Eat When I’m Dead, an Irish Independent Book of the Year. Bourlandis a former freelance writer and web producer for titles at Condé Nast and Hearst, among others. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and their dogs. Her second novel Fake Like Me was written with support from The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, whereBourland was a resident over the winter of 2017-2018.

Colin Winnette is the author of Revelation (Mutable Sound), Animal Collection (Spork), Fondly (Atticus Books), Coyote (Les Figues), and Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio). His novels have been translated into Italian and French. His latest novel, The Job of the Wasp, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2018. Winnette was the winner of Les Figues Press’s NOS Book Contest, a runner-up for Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Award, and a finalist for Gulf Coast Magazine’s Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including PlayboyLucky PeachThe BelieverBuzzFeed Books, and others.

This event is free and all ages, with mature content.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Fake Like Me, order below and put your request in the comments field; to request a signed copy of any of Colin’s books, do the same via this link.


July 2, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
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