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Events Wed Nov 20 2013

Preview: Charles Blackstone @ The National Hellenic Museum

17654685.jpgThere's a lot to like about Charles Blackstone's latest novel, Vintage Attraction. The semi-autobiographical story of the romance between English teacher Peter Hapworth and world-renowned sommelier Izzy Conway invites the reader to speculate on Blackstone's own relationship with Alpana Singh. It name-drops some of Chicago's culinary haunts. There's a pug. However, one could argue that the most seductive aspect of Vintage Attraction is its depiction of the ripe vineyards of Greece, where the star-crossed lovers must face their uncertain future together.

Appropriately enough, Charles Blackstone will present his novel at The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., this Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm. He'll be joined by Jessa Crispin, editor-in-chief of Bookslut, who will lead a Q&A session. The discussion will center on Blackstone's work as well as his knowledge of Greek wines. A book signing will follow the presentation.

The event is free with museum admission. Light refreshments are provided.

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