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Sparrow, "Abraham" with Marilyn Crispell

Abraham is the first novel by Sparrow, poet and essayist of Phoenicia, locally famous for his weekly one-line letters to the Woodstock Times. Abraham is a fictitious memoir of a (nameless) chiropractor in Stone Ridge who becomes obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. The book includes nature lore, fathering, jazz history, a study of highway trash. It also raises numerous questions about the 16th president: Was he circumcised? Was he Jewish? Was he gay? Was he a Marxist? Which rock star most resembles him? Abraham circles around the enigmatic figure who suffered for our nation, died for us (on Good Friday), but never quite saved us




Event Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm
Christian Scientist Church
85 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498