Frostburg State University welcomes award-winning fiction writer David King for a reading on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in the fourth floor of the Lewis J. Ort Library, with a reception and book-signing to follow.
King’s debut novel, “The Ha-Ha,” tells the story of Howard Kopatash, an Army veteran who has lost the ability to speak or write, but whose thoughts are unimpaired. He is asked to care for the nine-year-old son of an ex-girlfriend and is thus pulled out of his isolation and challenged to somehow communicate.
The 2005 novel made many “Best of” lists and was a finalist for The Book of the Month Club’s “Best Literary Fiction Award.”
Warner Brothers is producing a film based on King’s novel, with Tom Cruise slated to play the role of Howard. The film is scheduled for release next year.
The reading is free and open to the public. It is made possible in part by the University’s Faculty Development and Sabbatical Subcommittee and the Allegany Arts Council. For more information, contact Jeff Maehre at Ort Library at (301) 687-4734.
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