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‘Three Dashes Bitters’ reading and signing May 5 in Savannah

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Meet Savannah author Jack Simmons on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean in historic Savannah (13 E. Park Ave., Savannah, Ga.) for the formal launch of his debut novel, Three Dashes Bitters.

Simmons will read from, sign copies, and discuss his latest work, a wild bro-mantic comedy (complete with cocktail recipes!) set in New Orleans. Envisioned as the third book in an “accidental” trilogy initiated with Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Three Dashes Bitters offers a colorful cast of cheeky characters in search of friendship, love, and human happiness. Within their dizzying, twenty-four-hour escapades, Simmons, who is a professor of philosophy, also explores the universal struggle for individual meaning.

Hard copies of Three Dashes Bitters will be available for purchase at the event, thanks to The Book Lady Bookstore. Both print and eBook versions also may be purchased via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.

Born in California but educated in Louisiana, Jack Simmons is a professor of philosophy and the author of academic articles, the play “A Tropical Affair,” and the short story “The Painter’s Daughter,” published in The Southern Tablet in 2014.

He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife Katherine and is the proud father of Savannah, Mary, and Augustus.

Although teaching and research keep him busy, he still finds time to enjoy a Sazerac cocktail in the evenings.