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Jesse Ball

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Census - Jesse Ball in conversation w/ Kathleen Alcott

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by The New York TimesThe Chicago Reader, Nylon, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The AV Club, Southern Living, The Millions, and Buzzfeed, Census is a powerful and moving new novel from award-winning author Jesse Ball about a father and son on a journey north across a tapestry of towns he wake of a devastating revelation. 

Jesse will be joined in conversation with Kathleen Alcott, author of Infinite Home.

About the book: 

When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son—a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son. 

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