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Andrea Hairston Presents Her Novel Will Do Magic For Small Change Wed, Oct 5 at 7

Will Do Magic for Small Change

Andrea Hairston

with music by

Pan Morigan


Cinnamon Jones dreams of stepping on stage and acting her heart out like her famous grandparents, Redwood and Wildfire. But at 5'10'' and 180 pounds, she's theatrically challenged. Her family life is a tangle of mystery and deadly secrets, and nobody is telling Cinnamon the whole truth. Before her older brother died, he gave Cinnamon The Chronicles of the Great Wanderer, a tale of a Dahomean warrior woman and an alien from another dimension who perform in Paris and at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The Chronicles may be magic or alien science, but the story is definitely connected to Cinnamon's family secrets. When an act of violence wounds her family, Cinnamon and her theatre squad determine to solve the mysteries and bring her worlds together.

"Will Do Magic for Small Change sings from the page. This is a novel only Afrofuturism pioneer Andrea Hairston could write, full of myth, history, magic and intrigue, from 1980s Pittsburgh to 19th Century Dahomey, West Africa. Hairston puts readers under a spell."
  -Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Ghost Summer: Stories


Musician Pan Morigan will perform songs from Andrea's novel.


Andrea Hairston is the Louise Wolff Kahn Professor of Theatre and also Professor of
Africana  Studies at Smith College. She is the author of two  previous novels,
Mindscape and Redwood and Wildfire. She is also the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre. 
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Broadside Bookshop
Will Do Magic for Small Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619761018
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aqueduct Press - May 1st, 2016