The Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative return to VISUAL for the latest instalment of their autumn reading series. They welcome U.S. author Patrick Parks as their special guest. This event will see the Carlow launch of ‘Tucumcari’, Patrick Park’s first novel. Patrick is no stranger to Carlow, having read in VISUAL with the Co-Operative at YEATS 2015. This evening will see dynamic, exciting, original work presented from the award-winning members of the internationally published and recognised Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative.
About the book
Tucumcari is Patrick Parks’ first novel, a man wakes up one morning believing he has a wife who lives in Tucumcari, New Mexico. A wife he somehow remembers yet does not know. When he decides to find her, he embarks on a surreal journey through both landscape and memory. The reader travels with the narrator through sinking cities, his father's various jobs, government-designated atomic safe havens, motel rooms, cities made of only men, and interactions with people from his childhood including Boyd Delmarco, a famous radio personality whose lungs have turned to glass.