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York Literature Festival Presents: An Evening with Kevin Powers

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Waterstones and York Literature Festival are delighted to present Kevin Powers, the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning The Yellow Birds. Kevin will be in conversation with Caleb Klaces discussing his new novel, A Shout in the Ruins.

Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see.

Written with the same emotional intensity, harrowing realism, and poetic precision that made The Yellow Birds - one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade, A Shout in the Ruins cements Powers' place in the forefront of American letters and demands that we reckon with the moral weight of our troubling history.

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