Presented on: Wednesday, July 28th at 1:00 PM EDT
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Long Bright River is a “powerful and genre-defying” (People) novel set in a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis. Two formerly inseparable sisters live in the same area but lead drastically different lives: Mickey is a police officer, while Kacey suffers from addiction and lives on the streets. As children, they were inseparable, but now they barely speak. All of that changes when a mysterious murderer targets women in the area and Kacey goes missing. Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.
Liz Moore is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction, including the acclaimed novels Heft and The Unseen World, as well as the instant New York Times bestseller Long Bright River. Liz is a winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize in Literature and lives in Philadelphia.
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