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Ron Currie Jr. at the Toadstool on Saturday with ‘Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles’

Thursday, February 27, 2014

MILFORD – Ron Currie Jr. visits the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford this weekend with his latest novel, “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.”

The author’s talk will begin at 2 p.m. and run through 4 p.m. at the Lorden Plaza store.

“It’s important that you understand, from the very outset, here, that everything I’m about to tell you is capital T – True. Or at least that I will not deliberately engage in any lies, of either substance or omission, in talking with you here today,” Currie said.

The truth is that Currie is both the author and protagonist of this novel. When Currie the character travels to a small Caribbean island to begin a new book, he inadvertantly fakes his own death, which turns out to be the best career move he’s ever made.

How much does the truth matter to you? A favorite with book groups, the Toadstool asks patrons join the staff in welcoming Currie to the store, and find out if truth can be fiction at the same time, and which tells the better story with “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.”

Currie is the author of two previous works of fiction, “Everything Matters!” and “God Is Dead,” which was the winner of the New York Public Library’s Young Lion’s award. In 2009, he received the Addison M. Metcalf award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His books have been translated into 15 languages. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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