Award winning author Brian Ray stopping by Blue Bicycle Books

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This Saturday, September 19, Blue Bicycle Books will have Brian Ray, winner of the Art Commission's First Novel Prize, signing copies of Through the Pale Door, a Southern Gothic novel about a girl who takes a job in her father's South Carolina steel mill the summer before college.

Here's a bit about Ray's style from the press release:

Brian Ray has that rare ability to render the tragic as darkly comic and absurd while not in any way diminishing its devastating impact or its poignancy. He portrays his eccentric characters with delicacy and compassion. His is a startling new voice that is both laconic and lyrical, always quirky, and absolutely original.

The book signing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Blue Bicycle Books is located at 420 King Street.