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Patrick Coleman, Reading From 'The Churchgoer'


  • WHEN Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE The Book Catapult, 3010-b Juniper St, San Diego, CA 92104
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Local author and debut novelist Patrick Coleman returns to The Book Catapult on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and sign his new book, "The Churchgoer."

Set in the early 2000s, The Churchgoer is a gripping noir, a quiet subversion of the genre, and a powerful meditation on belief, morality, and the nature of evil in contemporary life.

In Mark Haines’s former life, he was an evangelical youth pastor, a role model, and a family man—until he abandoned his wife, his daughter, and his beliefs. Now he’s marking time between sunny days surfing and dark nights working security at an industrial complex. His isolation is broken when Cindy, a charming twenty-two-year old drifter he sees hitchhiking on the Pacific Coast Highway, hustles him for a breakfast and a place to crash—two cynical kindred spirits.

Patrick Coleman's writing has appeared in Hobart, "ZYZZYVA," "Zócalo Public Square," the "Black Warrior Review," and the "Utne Reader," among others. His debut poetry collection, "Fire Season" won the 2015 Berkshire Prize.

He lives in Ramona, California and works at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego.

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