Faculty Author to Read from New Novel
Faculty author Robert Vivian will read from his newly published novel, The Mover of Bones,
in the Alma College Library at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Admission is free and
open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.
The Mover of Bones, the first of a planned trilogy of novels by the Alma College assistant professor of English, follows the travels of a janitor who has unearthed the bones of a small girl buried in the cellar of a Catholic church in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, wrote, “Vivian’s ability to fully inhabit his characters, to render their voices, their thoughts, their quirks and fears, is flawless. Indeed, the emotional intensity and unrelenting revelations of the interior life of its most banal people are exhausting. This is a Nebraska that would send Poe running for his life. Like the dead girl at its center, this tale is disturbing, horrifying and beautiful all at once.”
For more information, visit the Web at: http://www.alma.edu/news/releases/archives/2006/08/11/vivian_novel.
Posted: Tue, September 26th, 2006 at 2:47PM