Book Release

Monday, October 14, 2002

The father of an old, old, old — possibly the oldest — friend of mine is celebrating the release of his first collection of short stories this Thursday. Here’s the data:

Sunflower Press invites you to the release party for a new book!
AN ATMOSPHERE OF ETERNITY: Stories of India by David Iglehart

Time: 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2002
Place: The Mansion at 4100 Red River, Austin, Texas

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AN ATMOSPHERE OF ETERNITY is a collection of short stories set in India, dealing with the unpredictable effects of contact between those who live there and visiting westerners. The stories give us a rare opportunity to see life through the eyes of Indians and Americans living, working, loving, and dying in a country steeped in the spiritual—in an atmosphere of eternity.

“…perfect stories, written with great purity and a wonderful economy of language. Words cannot express my reactions.” —Raja Rao, author of The Serpent and the Rope

There you go. The old, old friend, by the way, is Brooke Iglehart, who I have known since I was about eighteen months old. We attended preschool, kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school, and a year of college together. (She spent her other years up in some girls’ school in Massachusetts — “Wellesley,” or something.)

So, anyway. Book release. If you ever wanted to see one.