Join us at the Sou’wester for a special multi-media release show for Nick Jaina’s first-ever novel, Hitomi.
Nick Jaina was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award for his memoir Get It While You Can.
Now he has returned with a disarming work of fiction exploring the world of music and love and failure.
His live show mixes looped electric guitar and melodic solos using these as a backdrop for his captivating readings. It’s like if Thom Yorke and Jonathan Safran Foer were to compose a podcast right in front of you. The shows are hilarious, thrilling, and emotionally honest. Hitomi is a novel about a band touring the country while trying to understand what the point of it all is, and if they are ever going to find the elusive whale, or if there even is a whale.
Can you grieve someone without confirmation of loss? Can you love someone without possessing them?
All will be explored in this one-of-a-kind show on Easter Sunday.
Nick will be joined by drummer Daniel Charles Hunt who will play an opening set of improvised percussion before accompanying Nick on his songs.
This event is free, all ages, and open to the public!
Drinks are available during the show in our Library Bar.