Brentwood - Tuesday March 7th at 6:30 pm - John Sayles discusses and signs "Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey".

Join us on Tuesday March 7th at 6:30 pm as we welcome John Sayles to the store to discuss and sign Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey.
This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. 
If you would like to reserve a seat for this event, please purchase a book here. Book purchase = Reserved Seat
Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade’s Journey by acclaimed author, director, screenwriter, and actor John Sayles follows Jamie and Jenny through servitude, revolt, escape, recapture, guerilla warfare, and romantic entanglements. In America Jamie must navigate the treacherous no-man’s- land of the proxy war between the British and French, and ever-shifting Native American alliances, ultimately becoming a valued member of the Lenape Nation that is desperately resisting the tide of European encroachment. Jenny becomes a mistress, a wife, and a bride of Christ in her own struggle to escape bondage or the gallows, somehow never losing her sense of adventure. Pawns in a deadly historic game where the rules keep changing, the two continue to cross paths with each other, as well as some of the leading figures of the era—the devious Lord Lovat; a young and ambitious George Washington; and the Lenape chief feared throughout the Ohio Valley, Shingas the Terrible. Capturing the dynamic history of the mid-18th century in cinematic and picaresque detail, Jamie MacGillivray confirms John Sayles’s status as one of America’s great storytellers.
John Sayles is a much-celebrated film director who has made 18 movies, beginning in 1980 when his debut Return of the Secaucus Seven was released. Among the other movies he is known for directing—and often writing as well—are Lianna, Brother from Another Planet, Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Sunshine State, Passion Fish and Lone Star, the last two of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay. As an author, Sayles has written numerous novels and short stories since 1975, when his first novel, Pride of the Bimbos, appeared. His second novel, Union Dues, was nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Subsequent novels and story collections include At the Anarchist’s Convention, Los Gusanos, Dillinger in Hollywood, A Moment in the Sun, and, in 2020, Yellow Earth. John Sayles divides his time between Los Angeles and Connecticut.


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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
225 26th St
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade's Journey By John Sayles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612199887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - February 28th, 2023

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