IF YOU FIND EMORY WALDEN
By JAMES WALLACE BIRCH
Eight years ago, James' friend Emory disappeared, leaving behind his memoirs and the promise of a hidden cache of $3 million. James published the memoir and became a famous professor. But his obsession with Emory's disappearance destroyed his personal life. He never went to find the money.
Years later, James' former student, Melanie, knocks on his door with a clue that Emory might still be alive. Together, they take to the road with a copy of Emory's memoir and a taunting riddle someone sent them. Is the riddle a hint from Emory? Why is he reaching out? And what happened to the money James never went looking for?
If You Find Emory Walden is author James Wallace Birch's long-anticipated follow up to the reader-acclaimed Discontents: The Disappearance of a Young Radical.
Join James and Melanie on a journey through claustrophobic cities, suburban nightmares, and wide-open roads as they chase down the riddle of the disappearance of a notorious fugitive. Follow their van life on the road. Sing along with them to early 2000s pop punk and emo bands. But don't trust everything you read in this fascinating blend of suspense, mystery, adventure, and nostalgia.
Paperback: 390 pages
Publisher: Beacon Publishing Group
Category: Suspense | Mystery Fiction
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James Wallace Birch is an author, occasional commentator, and full-time over-analyzer from Northern Virginia, just outside the U.S. capital. His writing has been described as smart, elegant, insightful and poetically bittersweet.
James is best known for his debut novel, Discontents: The Disappearance of a Young Radical. It is about the disappearance of James's old high school friend, Emory Walden, a political agitator and notorious graffiti artist who became a counter-culture icon and was hunted by the U.S. Government. In the summer of 2011, James received a letter from Emory asking him to publish Emory's account of what happened. The rest is history.
James' long-anticipated follow-up novel, If You Find Emory Walden, will be available April 10, 2020.
James enjoys coffee and tacos, though not together. His mind moves to late 90s and early 2000s ska, emo and punk. He's a twentieth century fiction junkie. His favorite novel is Coming Up For Air by George Orwell. Did he mention that he loves tacos?
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