Come celebrate the release of Mathea Morais’ debut novel, There You Are. Called “a novel that effectively intertwines ruminations on race, music, romance, and history,” by Kirkus Review (starred review). Insightful and nostalgic, There You Are is a novel of love, loss, and the power of community, powered by a phenomenal soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and jazz. There You Are will be released Oct. 22nd.
"Mathea Morais is a really gifted writer. It is a special joy for those of us who are fortunate enough to have read her coming-of-age, personal and intimate story of a time in St. Louis circling the death of Michael Brown."
— HARRY BELAFONTE, ACTIVIST, ACTOR, SINGER, AND AUTHOR
”There You Are is both a testament to the enduring power of first love and a profound reminder of the balm music and community can provide”
— NAOMI JACKSON, AUTHOR OF THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL
From the Martha's Vineyard Times:
Since the story is steeped in ’80s and ’90s music and nostalgia...this will be a book party with a DJ and some “fantastic tunes.” And since the book party is so close to Halloween, you are invited to dress as your favorite musical icon, or to wear your favorite band T shirt. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Please come dressed as your favorite musical icon or in your favorite band t-shirt. There will be light refreshments, a reading and music provided by DJ Smooth B throughout the night.
Books can be purchased at the event and you can pre-order your copy of There You Are on amazon through the link below.