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George Hovis Reads from The Skin Artist

September 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Flyer for Hovis reading at Bull's Head Bookshop

George Hovis reads from his novel, The Skin Artist (SFK Press).

Q&A to follow.

Praise for The Skin Artist – by Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, Fred Chappell:

“The Skin Artist is the complex saga of a young man’s search for his own identity on the dark side of the New South–it’s hard to believe this is a first novel. Hovis has created an old-fashioned morality tale set against some of the most garish manifestations of the Sunbelt.” –Lee Smith, author of Dimestore and Guests on Earth

“Out of America’s age of information, image, tattoo, and Adam and Eve eroticism comes a tightly written novel about addiction, family, and religion. The Skin Artist is at once smooth-deep literary and fast-eddie suspenseful. George Hovis’s first novel–it never slows down one iota–is an extraordinary debut.” –Clyde Edgerton, author of The Floatplane Notebooks and Raney

“George Hovis displays a world we know and try to turn our gaze from. But the story is too powerful, the forces of destruction too strong, and we readers watch, hypnotized, as the descent gathers friends, lovers, and family into its vortex. Can such dark passages lead to hope?” –Fred Chappell, author of Dagon and I Am One of You Forever


September 26, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bull’s Head Bookshop
207 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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