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Book Talk: Forgiving Stephen Redmond with A.J. Sidransky & Led Black

Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 6 at 7PM

Book Talk: Forgiving Stephen Redmond with A.J. Sidransky & Led Black


$0 - $5
Online tickets not available
Book and author event for "Forgiving Stephen Redmond," the final chapter in the Forgiving Series by A J Sidransky, with a discussion moderated by Led Black, founder and editor in chief of the Uptown Collective.

In the brutal heat of an August "Dog-Day" afternoon, Detectives Tolya Kurchenko and Pete Gonzalvez climb the rickety stairs of a wood frame house to the third floor to find a sight so astounding it stops them cold. Inside a partially demolished wall sits something between a skeleton and a mummy in a double-breasted suit, Fedora still perched on his head. Who is this man? How long has he been here? How did he get here? The search for his identity opens a long-closed cold case which leads Kurchenko and Gonzalvez back to another murder they solved a few years earlier. The connections are just a little too close.
From the immigrant rooming houses of upper Manhattan in the 1950s and 60s to the terrifying realities of Trujillo's iron-fisted Dominican Republic, from the ashes of the Holocaust to the children of its victims, Forgiving Stephen Rothman will grip you from page one. Sometimes, revenge is more important for the soul than forgiveness.

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A J Sidransky’s works have been received much critical praise. "Forgiving Maximo Rothman," selected as a finalist in Outstanding Debut Fiction in 2013 by The National Jewish Book Awards. Next Generation Indie Book Awards selected Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon, as a finalist for Best Second Novel in 2015. "Forgiving Mariela Camacho," his third work, received the David Award, awarded by Deadly Ink! Writer’s Conference for Best Mystery of 2015. His next book, "The Interpreter," was released March 2020. It was shortlisted by Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Historical Fiction 2020. "Forgiving Stephen Redmond," the final chapter in the
Forgiving Series, was released January 2021. He has published the following stories, "La Libreta (The Notebook)" in Small Axe Salon (on-line), which was also selected as the winner of the Institute of Caribbean Studies short story contest in 2014. "Mother Knows Best," was published as part of an invitation only collection, Noir Nation 5, and The Glint of Metal which appears in Crime Café Short Story Anthology, will also appear in the upcoming Fictional Café Anthology, both by invitation. "El Ladron (The Thief)" was published by Rock and a Hardplace Magazine in summer 2020. The Just Men of Bennett Avenue will appear in Jewish Noir II, a major short story anthology to be released in 2021.

He is currently at work on "The Intern," the second installment in the Justice series, which began with "The Interpreter." "The King of Arroyo Hondo," a novella that will anchor a collection of short stories about life in the Dominican Republic today, titled "Becoming Bachata," will be published sometime late in 2021. A J Sidransky lives in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan with his wife. He is a dyed in the wool New Yorker, born in the Bronx, and a life-long Yankees fan.

This event is sponsored by Uptown Collective and Word Up.
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