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Robert Evans @ BookPeople (In-Person Event)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Graphic features the front cover of After the Revolution, depicting the united states separated by a chaos star, cracked, and burnt in the desert. Text on the cover reads, "After the Revolution: A Novel by Robert Evans" Next to the cover is a headshot of Robert Evans and the logos of AK Press and BookPeople. Text on the graphic reads, "Author Event After the Revolution with Robert Evans Thurs. June 2 | 7PM BookPeople 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Thus. June 2nd @ 7PM | BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78703

 

On Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm, Powell’s Books will be hosting a book launch event for the release of After the Revolution by Robert Evans, investigative journalist and host of Behind the Bastards and It Could Happen Here.

Register here.

 

What will the fracturing of the United States look like? After the Revolution is an edge-of-your-seat answer to that question. In the year 2070, twenty years after a civil war and societal collapse of the “old” United States, extremist militias battle in the crumbling Republic of Texas. As the violence spreads like wildfire and threatens the Free City of Austin, three unlikely allies will have to work together in an act of resistance to stop the advance of the forces of the Christian ethnostate known as the “Heavenly Kingdom.”

Our three protagonists include Manny, a fixer that shuttles journalists in and out of war zones and provides footage for outside news agencies. Sasha is a teenage woman that joins the Heavenly Kingdom before she discovers the ugly truths behind their movement. Finally, we have Roland: A US Army vet kitted out with cyberware (including blood that heals major trauma wounds and a brain that can handle enough LSD to kill an elephant), tormented by broken memories, and 12,000 career kills under his belt. In the not-so-distant world Evans conjures we find advanced technology, a gender expansive culture, and a roving Burning Man-like city fueled by hedonistic excess. This powerful debut novel from Robert Evans is based on his investigative reporting from international conflict zones and on increasingly polarized domestic struggles. It is a vision of our very possible future.

 

Robert Evans, the author of A Brief History of Vice, has had an eclectic career as an investigative journalist reporting from war zones in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine, and reporting on domestic radicalism in the US. He hosts the podcasts Behind the Bastards and It Could Happen Here for iHeartRadio, is a writer for the humor website Cracked, and an investigative journalist for Bellingcat. He resides in Portland, OR.

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BookPeople
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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