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November Road and The Long and Faraway Gone presentation by author Lou Berney
April 30, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The Museum of the Western Prairie will host a presentation by Oklahoma author Lou Berny on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Berney is a two-time Edgar Award-nominated author who teaches in the Red Earth Master of Fine Arts program at Oklahoma City University.
Berney’s book November Road is a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America set against the backdrop of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities and the hope of second chances.
Winner of the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, The Long and Faraway Gone is a novel that revolves around crimes committed in August 1986. Six employees of a movie theater in Oklahoma City were brutally murdered during an armed robbery. A month later, a teenage girl vanished from the Oklahoma State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. A quarter of a century later, the tragedies continue to echo through the lives of two survivors.
This presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.