Geoffrey Becker, who won the 2008 Flannery O’Connor award for his novel Black Elvis, will read from his new novel, Hot Springs. The book recounts the emotional misadventures of vibrant, sexy and perhaps crazy Bernice Click. Determined to reclaim the child she gave up for adoption five years ago, she convinces her boyfriend, Landis, to help carry out her plan. Once the abduction is accomplished, however, Bernice–whose own mother was given to manic episodes and strange behavior– is plagued with doubts.
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