In The NYT’s book review When Detroit Never Slept, Dean Bakopoulos called The Art Student’s War “…one of the finest novels about Detroit’s history to come along in years,” and stated that, “Leithauser is adept at writing about Detroit, and even more adept at writing about it from a young painter’s point of view.”
Brad Leithauser is back in town and will present his poetic novel The Art Student’s War on Saturday, April 24, 2010 as part of the Michigan Notable Books author tour. The appearance is scheduled to take place at 1:30 PM at the Detroit Public Library’s Elmwood Park Library Branch.
Originally from the metro area, Leithauser is delightful to hear in person and has a deep passion for the city. In an email regarding The Art Student’s War, Mr. Leithauser was full of adoring conviction stating, “surely the stories of this amazing and maddening city must be set down.”
For those of you who are frustrated with the plight of the city, Leithauser’s Artist’s War takes you back to happier times in Detroit’s bumpy, ever-evolving history. True to the area, Mr. Leithauser also informed that his next book is “about a fine arts professor at an imaginary and deeply mediocre small college in Ann Arbor.”
As always, check dates, times and locations before heading out the door.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer