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Bill Broder will read from his two latest books on Thursday, April 4, at 7 pm
in the Sausalito Council Chambers, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA
What Do We Do With Our Dead? A Meditation
An aged storyteller attempts to retrieve his beloved wife after her accidental fall and her journey through the dark corridors of American medical bureaucracy that led to her death. To his surprise, the song of his lament turns joyful as he recalls their discovery of one another, the blossoming of their love, and the events of their happy life together.
A Man of No Rank: The Memoir of a Storyteller
The chronicle of one man’s progress out of his family’s story, through various accidents of life to the meeting of a good woman who helped lead him to storytelling. When they first met, they discovered that they admired the same sort of stories, followed by the realization that they admired the same sort of people, which is what good stories are about. It was then they devoted the rest of their lives to each other and to the craft. The remainder of the book narrates the arduous path the author took in his career as a fiction writer, a playwright, and a free-lance writer for institutions—schools, museums, and other spaces devoted to the education of the public. At the end of the book, the author’s life-narrative is shattered by his wife’s death. Once again, he must make up a new story—the story of living alone.