Attica Locke: Black Water Rising

Attica Locke discusses her novel Black Water Rising, about a Houston lawyer who saves a drowning woman and opens a Pandora’s Box of secrets that threaten the city’s power brokers.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Attica Locke discusses her novel Black Water Rising, set in Houston in the early 1980s. Former campus radical Jay Porter is now a lawyer running his practice out of a dingy strip mall. When he saves a woman from drowning, his act of heroism inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box of dangerous secrets that threaten the city’s corporate power brokers and place Jay at the center of a murder investigation.

Locke has written film and television scripts and is a past fellow of the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab. Her presentation is the final event in the Library’s 2012 Adult Winter Reading Program.

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