05/21/2011 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is very pleased to welcome acclaimed writer and director John Sayles to the store to discuss and sign copies of his new novel, A Moment in the Sun. This special event will take place at Diesel Bookstore on Saturday, May 21st at 7pm. **NOTE: You can reserve a seat at this event by purchasing a copy of the book - please contact us with questions, or to purchase a copy before the event.**
Published in a stunning hardcover edition by McSweeney's Books, A Moment in the Sun is a vast, sprawling, 19th century epic covering five years and half a dozen countries. The result of years of writing and research, the book is built on the voices of a breathtaking range of men and women - Hod Brackenridge, a gold-chaser turned Army recruit; Royal Scott, an African American infantryman whose life outside the military has been destroyed; Diosdado Concepcíon, a Filipino insurgent preparing to fight against his country's new colonizers; and more than a dozen others, Mark Twain, Damon Runyon, and President William McKinley's assassin among them.
John Sayles's previous novels include Pride of the Bimbos, Los Gusanos, and the National Book Award-nominated Union Dues. He has directed seventeen feature films, including Matewan, Lone Star, and Eight Men Out, and received a John Steinbeck Award, a John Cassavetes Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writer's Guild of America, and two Academy Award nominations. His latest film, Amigo, was completed in 2010.