Frank Lentricchia

01/30/2013 7:00 pm
In Frank Lentricchia's newest novel The Accidental Pallbearer, washed-up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking pictures of spouses in flagrante delicto. But he flamed out of an academic career when he hung the Provost of UCLA out a window, and he had to come home --- to bleak Utica, New York, where his aging father, Silvio Conte, a political kingmaker, is still cutting deals and hustling appointments, and his all-but-in-blood brother Antonio Robinson is the city's first black Chief of Police.  But now Antonio's asking him for a favor that, to Eliot, doesn't seem like the kind of thing a police chief should ask for ... especially as he begins to uncover a trail of evidence leading back to the most sensational hit in local Mafia history.  Lentricchia, a Duke professor, will be in the store to read and sign books.
Location: 
Street:
The Regulator Bookshop
Additional:
720 9th St
City:
Durham
,
Province:
North Carolina
Postal Code:
27705-4803
Country:
United States