Attica Locke: Black Water Rising
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
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.