NYC – Brothers of the Gun Signing + Art Exhibition

Brooklyn Public Library presents an evening with Molly Crabapple, illustrator and co-author with Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham, of Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM. Attendees are invited to explore the accompanying exhibition Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria in Ink, followed by an talk with Crabapple and a reception. Books will be available for purchase.

Brothers of the Gun is a bracingly immediate memoir of the Syrian war from its inception to the present by a young man coming of age and finding his voice as a journalist, whose friends traveled divergent paths through the carnage. An intimate lens into the century’s bloodiest conflict, and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. Illustrated with over 80 ink drawings by Molly Crabapple.

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends–fellow working-class college students–Nael and Tareq, joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coke into each other’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary; another dead at the hands of government soldiers; and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer based in New York, has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, in Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria, and received widespread praise for her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood. Crabapple is a contributing editor for Vice and has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100

Manhood for Amateurs Tour

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Michael Chabon (The Escapist, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) goes on a book tour for his latest novel.

Tuesday, October 6
7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wednesday, October 7
7:00pm New York, NY

Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 8
7:00pm Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238

Friday, October 9
7:00pm Washington, DC

Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

Monday, October 12
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Borders, Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Public Library

Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm Portland, OR

Powell’s Bookstore, 1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209

Friday, October 16
7:30pm Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Monday, October 19
7:30pm Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Books, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, October 20
7:00pm Kansas City, MO

Rainy Day Books/Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Library, 400 S State ST Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, October 22
7:00pm Durham, NC

Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth ST Durham, NC 27705

Friday, October 23
7:00pm Miami, FL

Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm Oakland, CA

Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618

Wednesday, October 28
7:00pm Corte Madera, CA

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925

Thursday, October 29
7:00pm Menlo Park, CA

Kepler’s Books, Ste 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025

Tuesday, November 3
7:30pm Sonoma, CA

Readers Book 130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA

Wednesday, November 4
7:00pm San Mateo, CA

M Is For Mystery, 86 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA

Monday, November 9
8:00pm San Francisco, CA

Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, November 10
7:00pm Stanford, CA

Stanford University – Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Thursday, November 12
7:00pm Oakland, CA

A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave, Oakland, CA