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Don’t miss Park Slope author John Wray reading from his historical fiction novel, "Canaan’s Tongue," at the Community Bookstore in Park Slope on June 14 at 7:30 pm.

Wray’s book, published by Alfred A. Knopf on June 1, is set along the Mississippi River in the 1850s. It’s main character, Thaddeus Morelle, is based on the infamous, real-life exploits of criminal John Murel. In "Canaan’s Tongue," Morelle leads a gang of thieves who trick slaves into running away with them, so the gang can re-sell them, collect the bounty, or worse.

According to Kirkus Reviews, "Wray relates these fiery materials in a stunning narrative composed of multiple voices: an epic of violence and greed and inescapable judgment."

The Community Bookstore is located at 143 Seventh Ave. at Garfield Place in Park Slope. For more information, call (718) 783-3075.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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