Meet John Vercher on tour for the release of his latest novel, Devil Is Fine

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Join acclaimed novelist John Vercher on tour for Devil Is Fine, a profoundly moving novel about a struggling biracial writer grappling with the death of his son and a dark family history. Brilliantly crafted, this novel blurs the lines between real and imagined, past and present, and tragedy and humor, dissecting the legacies we leave behind, and those we inherit.

"Devil Is Fine is many things: part meditation, part fever dream, and part high-wire act that, somehow, Vercher executes flawlessly. Few have the imagination to write like this, and even fewer have the skill."

—Jason Mott, author of National Book Award winner Hell of a Book

“Propulsive and meticulously crafted, Devil Is Fine is full of mystery, magic, dark comedy, and heart. John Vercher writes Black father-and-son intimacies with a singular virtuosity. He also delivers a well-deserved skewering to racism in the worlds of academia and publishing. That he keeps these and other narrative balls in the air with aplomb is a brilliant feat. I loved this novel!”

—Deesha Philyaw, author of PEN/Faulkner Award–winning The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

May 7 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel Writing Festival
3:00 PM ET
20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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June 15 | Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Bookshop with Nicola Yoon for One of Our Kind
2:00 PM ET
132 N. Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901
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June 19 | Philadelphia, PA
Free Library of Philadelphia with Joseph Earl Thomas
7:30 PM ET
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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June 20 | Pittsburgh, PA
Riverstone Books with Jan Beatty

7:00 PM ET
5841 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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July 10 | Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Bookshop with Phillip B. Williams
6:00 PM ET
16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
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July 11 | Philadelphia, PA
A Novel Idea with Laura Chow Reeve for A Small Apocalypse
6:30 PM ET
1726 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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July 28 | Rehoboth, DE
Signing at Browseabout Books
1:00 PM ET
133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth DE 19971
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August 7 | New Orleans, LA
Baldwin & Co. with Maurice Carlos Ruffin
6:00 PM CT
1030 Elysian Fields Ave
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August 11 | Asheville, NC
Malaprops Bookstore with Jason Mott
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August 13 | Brooklyn, NY
Books Are Magic with Mira Jacob
7:00 PM ET
122 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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September 26–29 | Little Rock, AR
Six Bridges Book Festival
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