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Book Launch Party for English Department Faculty Member Lindsey Harding

PILGRIMS 2.0 by Lindsey Harding
Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

The English Department is pleased to announce a launch party for Dr. Lindsey Harding’s debut novel PILGRIMS 2.0.  This event is sponsored by Avid Bookshop and will take place on Wednesday, November 15th, 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601.  This event is free and open to the public.

PILGRIMS 2.0 is a novel following four passengers on a luxury cruise line that promises complete reinvention through plastic surgery. PILGRIM, Canterbury Cruise Line’s flagship, promises its passengers not just a luxurious fortnight away but the opportunity for reinvention. This extraordinary journey is made possible by the captain and visionary plastic surgeon Dr. Walter Heston, by the vessel’s self-learning artificial intelligence called BECCA, and an all-male crew of room stewards, deck hands, technicians, and cosmetic practitioners. But “excursions” like these aren’t always smooth sailing—especially on this voyage, where the hopes, histories, and obsessions of clients and crew members collide.

Dr. Harding is the Director of the Writing Intensive Program at the University of Georgia. She serves as the faculty advisor and editor for The Classic, the Writing Intensive Program's journal of undergraduate writing and research. Her recent flash fiction and stories have appeared in Lost Balloon, CRAFT, apt, Spry Literary Journal, and Prick of the Spindle. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and four children.

Copies of PILGRIMS 2.0  are available for preorder. Avid Bookshop will also sell copies of the book at the event.

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