Visible Empire - Hannah Pittard



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Visible Empire
Hannah Pittard
Paperback / softback
Mariner Books
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An "intimate and revelatory" (Tom Perrota) novelbased on true eventscharting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta's most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes. Left behind are children, spouses, lovers, and friends faced with renegotiating their livesthe hedonism of the sixties and the urgency of the civil rights movement at the city's doorstep.
With Visible Empire, Hannah Pittard "brings her kaleidoscopic perspective to a catastrophe on an epic scale" (Los Angeles Times). Captivating and ambitiousand inspired by true eventsthis is a story of race, class, power, privilege, and, ultimately, of promise and hope.

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HANNAH PITTARD was born in Atlanta. She is the author of four novels, includingListen to MeandThe Fates Will Find Their Way.Her work has appeared intheSewanee Review, theNew York Times,and other publications.She is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky,where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.

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