Culture Connect Featured Event
Shelly Frome will sign copies of his new book, Twilight of the Drifter, Saturday, March 17th @ 2pm
"Twilight of the Drifter" is a crime story with southern gothic overtones. It centers on thirty-something Josh Devlin, a failed journalist who, after a year of wandering, winds up in a Kentucky homeless shelter on a wintry December night. Soon Josh comes upon a runaway named Alice holed up in an abandoned boxcar. Taken with her plight and dejected over his own squandered life, he spirits her back to Memphis and his uncle's Blues Hall Cafe. From there he tries to get back on his feet while seeking a solution to Alice's troubles. A Delta bluesman's checkered past, a backwoods tracker fixated on the Civil War, and the machinations of the governor-elect of Mississippi all help to drive the action and keep the reader engaged.