Brownsville Community Library

Author Talk

George Byron Wright will be talking about the making of his new novel 'In the Wake of Our Misdeed'
  • When Jun 10, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
  • Where Kirk Room
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  • Contact Phone 541.466.5454
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Author Library Event

Birth of a Misdeed: The making of a novel

A literary event featuring northwest author

George Byron Wright in a discussion of his new novel:

“In the Wake of Our Misdeed”

In the wee hours of a November morning in 2007, a truckload of re­cycled cars forces an SUV into the dark waters of Hood Canal. The passengers, Carson Barrus and his wife Naomi, submerge carrying all of their discontent with them. Carson frees himself from the sinking vehicle and crawls out of the canal knowing his wife is dead. From the shadows, he bears witness to his own death before disappearing into the darkness.

         He drifts into Oregon, where he is taken in by an unlikely set of al­lies in Wasco County at a place called The Dalles. There he assumes a new identity and sets out in search of a child born somewhere in Okla­homa four years earlier: a child he’s never seen, a boy born to his baby sister, Aleta, a child she wasn’t allowed to keep—and with her suicide a child who will never know his mother’s touch.

         Carson’s latent obsession over his sister’s child pushes aside all logic. He’s been given an unrestrained moment to do what he should have done back when it mattered. Behind the mask of his supposed death, he proceeds to right a wrong.