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  1. Thursday Jun 16 RYAN IRELAND DEBUTS NEW NOVEL THURSDAY, JUNE 16; 7 PM RYAN IRELAND, author of Beyond the Horizon, will introduce his newest novel, Ghosts of the Desert. In it, we meet Norman, an anthropologist who heads to the Utah desert to study the ghost towns and...
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RYAN IRELAND DEBUTS NEW NOVEL

THURSDAY, JUNE 16; 7 PM

RYAN IRELAND, author of Beyond the Horizon, will introduce his newest novel, Ghosts of the Desert. In it, we meet Norman, an anthropologist who heads to the Utah desert to study the ghost towns and abandoned mines that litter the brutal landscape. What starts out as a serious educational study turns out to be something extremely different. Norman comes across a group of desert-dwelling outcasts who take him captive and introduce him to a way of life both repulsive and mesmerizing.

“In the tradition of the acid Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s, Ghosts of the Desert transports readers into a visceral and chilling world where the lines between the civilized and the primitive, and the living and the dead, are inextricably tangled.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler refers to it as, “An intensely compelling read full of muscular prose and characters who are, at once, cinematically vivid and entirely, scarily authentic.” ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS

Ryan Ireland is the Publicity and Marketing Officer ta Greene Country Public Library in Xenia, Ohio.

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