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The Pugilist Poets of Venice book launch

October 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


A Boomer, an Xer, and a Millennial walk into a book…

Join us for the launch of Jon Sindell’s new novel, The Pugilist Poets of Venice, from Big Table Publishing.

Music from The Book of Jones, John Blatchford of Wax Moon, Steven Kacsmar of Phantom City, and Michael Crabtree will be followed by a reading from the book and an author signing.

See the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNsCrxzUUs0&feature=youtu.be

Fine authors say:

“This is a rollicking, big-hearted tale, full of laughter, bravery and unflinching humanity. The touch is light, but the questions are big: family, loyalty, art, and love are the rightful subjects of Sindell’s troupe of misfits and raconteurs, each of them a poet and each of them a pugilist too in this deeply funny and deeply felt novel.”

~ Emily Kiernan, author of The Great Divide

The Pugilist Poets of Venice is author Jon Sindell’s big fat juicy love letter to literature, Los Angeles and, most of all, love. Disguised as a novel about free-spirited parenting, boys becoming men and men becoming, well, grown-ups, The Pugilist pulls no punches. With prose that zings, swings and frequently sings, Sindell tells a tough yet tender tale of brazen heartbreak amid ’90s bohemian hipsters.”

~  Tracy DeBrincat, author of Hollywood Buckaroo and Troglodyte


“Funny, sad, relatable, and engrossing”

~ Stephen D. Gutierrez, American Book Award Winner


“With unflinching honesty, humor and a keen eye for detail, Sindell brings unforgettable characters to life in all their flaws and virtues. Page after page, they kept surprising me; I couldn’t put the book down.”

~ Martin McCaw, The Low Road, finalist in the International Book Awards



October 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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