The Atlanta Cyclorama is hosting an evening with author Charles McNair on Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm. He will talk about his fascinating novel, Pickett's Charge. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your friends, a date, or your book club!
About Pickett's Charge: Believing himself to be the the last surviving Civil War Confederate veteran, 114-year-old Threadgill Pickett is visited one day in 1964 by the ghost of his long-deceased brother, Ben. When Ben tells him that one Union soldier is still alive in Bangor, Maine, Threadgill leaves his nursing home in Mobile, Alabama to fight one last Civil War battle. Along the way, and through numerous adventures, Threadgill reexamines his long-held notions of valor and vengeance. Author Charles McNair uses elements of historical fiction to tell a compelling story of intrigue and Civil War high drama. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
"Pickett's Charge is a genuine delight - a wild, comic, sometimes hallucinatory ride through a century of Southern history." Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain.
"Charles McNair has crammed the whole history of the South into one man's epic lifetime adventure. Pickett's Charge is big and noisy, comic and tragic, absurd and profound: a hundred times larger than life." Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information visit their web site at www.atlantacyclorama.org.