Saturday, October 10th, 7:00pm -- Craig McLaughlin
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Orca Books is delighted to welcome author Craig McLaughlin to the store on this October evening. Craig will be talking about his new book, "Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun."
In gripping essays from his stage performances, Craig McLaughlin travels a road where death lurks around every turn. At birth, he almost bleeds to death because of hemophilia. Despite the odds, he survives to adolescence but finds himself living on an exotic animal farm where the humans can be more menacing than the tigers. As a young adult he contracts HIV from contaminated blood products, and later struggles to care for his wife with breast cancer while disease threatens to orphan their daughter.
McLaughlin shows tremendous reverence for both life and death. Readers will fear for him, cheer for him, and marvel at his resilience and ability to recover from misfortune.