Vroman’s Bookstore Presents an Evening with Hank Green presenting An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
@ Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.
The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work that three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship --like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor --April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires --and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.
Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. (Dutton)
The first 100 ticket buyers will gain access to a “Meet and Greet” with Hank Green! More information will be forthcoming to that lucky group!
Please be informed at all tickets for this event include one seat and (1) signed copy of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, to be picked up at the event at check-in. Seating is general admission.
This event will take place at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. If there are any questions please call Vroman’s at (626) 449-5320 or visit us at www.vromansbookstore.com.