Nick Fowler’s My Virtuous Sister
Release Event at NYU Bookstore
August 1, 2019 at 5:45 PM
726 Broadway NY, NY 10003 • (212) 998-4667
Though Nate narrates Peddie’s trials from a skeptical distance through the device of her index card diary, the redemptive love of their sibling bond powers his envious/adoring narration, illuminating all that is resilient and luminous in Peddie’s character despite her fall from grace to very hard times. Ultimately, Nate discovers in the hermetic text of the diary the secret of the universe. That thoughts become things. That man is divine. The Kingdom’s within. As above, so below.
The momentum gained from the book’s publication is being leveraged solely to spread Nick’s message of world peace and the end of all division between human beings. As Nick explains, “No more infighting. No aggression. No more shameful gossip. No more infantile war. No more hypocrisy. Practice what you preach. Do unto others. It’s time to grow up. No more nonsense. For God’s sake. No more graft. No more greed. The world is brimming with abundance. Let’s take it and forget all else. No more cowards afraid to create cathedrals of love. It’s high time we unite and achieve world peace. The key is unity. Love. Love is the ultimate reality. Forgive my New Age-y speak. We will all sing Bridge Over Troubled Water at the end of the event.”
Nick Fowler's My Virtuous Sister has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Pak Kyongni Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Nick’s 2004 Astor Place reading broke attendance records and featured the tears of actress Meg Ryan.
Nick Fowler’s My Virtuous Sister can be purchased from Upper Hand Press and the eBook and audio book will be available from all platforms in the coming days.
Also at the event, Nick will perform “Heroin Girl,” a song based on My Virtuous Sister‘s heroine, Peddie Smout. “Heroin Girl” was produced by Andrew Wyatt, Oscar-winning songwriter of Lady Gaga’s international smash hit “Shallow” from the movie A Star is Born.