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Quinton Skinner for "Amnesia Nights"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street St. Paul, MN 55102 USA (map)

Join SubText Books on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Quinton Skinner to celebrate the re-release of “Amnesia Nights.” Book signing to follow!

About the book:
John Wright's mind is playing tricks on him. He sees people he thinks he knows, but they are only strangers. His memory flickers in and out of focus. He has not seen his fianc e, Iris, in over three years. He fled their Los Angeles apartment one night after a fit of rage that may or may not have left her dead. He has been living off a small fortune he stole from Iris's rich, manipulative businessman father. He bides his time and waits for the police to find him and charge him with his lover's murder. Has he killed her? Is she really dead?

Talented, clever, sophisticated Iris was his anchor, the one joy in his troubled, lonely life. At Harvard, she transformed John from a shy and awkward undergraduate into an elegant, self-assured man. But now she's gone, and his memories of her are obscured by a miasma of guilt and uncertainty. 

One bright day Iris returns. Is she real, or just a cruel figment of his addled brain? Only a journey into the deepest corners of his past will reveal the truth about John and Iris--about life and death and love, and secrets too dark to reveal.

About the author:
Quinton Skinner is the author of the novels Amnesia Nights, 14 Degrees Below Zero, and Odd One Out, as well as non-fiction books on fatherhood and rock'n'roll. A former critic and magazine editor, in Los Angeles and Cambridge (Mass.) he has written for publications including, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Huffington Post, Twin Cities METRO, Variety, Glamour and Literary Hub. He now he works as a journalist and communications specialist based in Minneapolis, USA.

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