Author Party Sunday at Threadgill’s

Jesse Sublett, author

Guy Town meets Hub City at Threadgill’s on Sunday.

Eddie Wilson is throwing a party for us at Threadgill’s North Lamar location Sunday afternoon, 3-6 PM. By “us” I mean Jesse Sublett, Broadus A. Spivey, and Richard Zelade. Between us we have two new books, “Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War” and “Guy Town by Gas Light.” Eddie is a fan and wants to celebrate and help spread the word. There will be free food and libations. Come by for a minute or three hours, whatever suits you. Sign up on Facebook, but it’s not necessary.

Guy Town” is about Austin’s infamous red light district which thrived from the late 1800s-1913, a wide-open “reservation” of saloons, bordellos, gambling halls, and such. “Broke, Not Broken” is a true courtroom drama history-biography of Homer Maxey and Lubbock, with a background story that encompasses the settlement of the region, just after the Comanche wars, up through the 1980s. Homer’s daughter is Glenna Goodacre, the world-renowned sculptor whose works are in public spaces in almost every state in the US, including the National Mall in DC and Zilker Park (The Three Philosophers: Dobie, Bedichek & Webb).

Sex, legal thrillers, skullduggery, vice, corruption, post-war go-go, West Texas weirdness, gunfights, Victorian hypocrisy… all these and more can be enjoyed (vicariously) in these books.

Books provide for sale by BookPeople. Need more info? Check out the reviews of “Guy Town” and “Broke, Not Broken.”

Hope you can join us.

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