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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
4:30pm

A Brightness Long Ago

with Guy Gavriel Kay
Hosted by Brandon Crilly

A Brightness Long Ago

with Guy Gavriel Kay
Hosted by Brandon Crilly
5
Sunday
May
4:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
General
$20
$25
Reduced
$15
$20
Members
Free
Free
Get Tickets
(door price)
Guy Gavriel Kay - Photo by Ted Davis

Join us for a conversation with Guy Gavriel Kay, the internationally bestselling author of Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan. His new novel, A Brightness Long Ago , is set in a vivid world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offering an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love and ambition.

 

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra’s intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count—and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.

 

Danio’s fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast’s chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger—and freedom—which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. 

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