Pianos Keys and Film Reels: The Art Object as Plot Device
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Capitol Extension Room E2.030
1100 Congress Avenue, AUSTIN Texas

In generation-spanning new historical novels, Chris Cander (The Weight of a Piano) and Dominic Smith (The Electric Hotel) thread a piano and a lost film reel through decades and characters, rooting readers in the tangible lives and long-term ripples of art objects. Fates loop together as past, present and future collide around these unique art forms and the burdens and desires they inspire in those who must find them. 

  • Moderator: Michelle Lancaster
  • Book Signing: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue

Chris Cander, Dominic Smith, The Weight of a Piano, The Electric Hotel


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