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Video: Van Kirk to sign books Sept. 6

Sep. 02, 2013 @ 08:47 AM

Here's the official book trailer for John Van Kirk's new novel, "Song For Chance." Van Kirk, an English professor at Marshall University, will conduct a book signing and launch party Friday, Sept. 6, at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square. Published with Red Hen Press, out of California, the book ($16.95), captures the trippy abandon and reckless excess of the 1970s zeitgeist through the eyes of aging rock legend Jack Voss, whose sobering journey into middle-aged disillusionment forces him to come to terms with the consequences of his unexamined life. While he was a music student in college he wrote an allegorical rock opera, "The Enchanted Pond," about an ill-fated love triangle. It propelled him into the stratosphere of rockstardom: Voss's name spoken with the reverence reserved for icons like Jim Morrison, Pete Townsend, David Bowie and Eric Clapton. He could never have imagined that it would become an anthem for a generation, lead to unthinkable tragedy in his own life or finally bring him to his own redemption. Visit www.johnvankirk.net.