THERE YOU ARE by Mathea Morais

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Description


Growing up in the '80s and '90s in St. Louis, Octavian Munroe and Mina Rose found a future in music. Between the stacks at Rahsaan's Records, the two fell in love to the sounds of Prince and A Tribe Called Quest. But in the wake of grief and heartbreak, they drifted apart, ultimately leaving the city for fresh starts.

Decades later, Rahsaan's Records is closing for good. Seeking closure of their own, Octavian and Mina travel homeward, reckoning with the ghosts of the past they left behind and the uncertain future they must create.

Insightful and nostalgic, There You Are is a wise novel of love, loss, and the power of community, backed by a phenomenal soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and jazz.

About the Author


Mathea Morais grew up in St. Louis and earned a degree in Literature from NYU. She began her career writing about hip hop culture and music for The Source and Trace Urban Magazine. Her work has gone on to appear in The New Engagement, Slush Pile Magazine, Arts & Ideas, and Anti-Heroin Chic. She is the Director of the Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha's Vineyard and has taught creative writing to children and young adults for over fifteen years. She lives with her husband, her three daughters, and a beloved dog.

Praise For…


Author featured in article on her position as director of the newly reopened Noepe Center for Literary Arts —Vineyard Gazettehttps://vineyardgazette.com/news/2019/03/27/next-chapter-noepe-returns
 
 
Article on author's position as director of the newly reopened Noepe Center for Literary Arts —Martha's Vineyard Timeshttps://www.mvtimes.com/2019/03/27/noepe-center-literary-arts-reopens-featherstone/
 
Author quoted on the Roots' album Things Fall Apart in "Things Fall Apart: A Critics Roundtable" —Red Bull Music Academy, http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/
 
"Mathea Morais is a really gifted writer. It is a special joy for those of us who are fortunate enough to have read her coming-of age, personal and intimate story of a time in St. Louis circling the death of Michael Brown." —Harry Belafonte, activist, actor, singer, author

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Book talk and signing with Lydia Slaby

Join us for a book talk and signing with Lydia Slaby, author of WAIT, IT GETS WORSE (and granddaughter of the Vineyard's own Polly Hill).

Lydia Slaby was 33 years old and had everything she believed would make her happy: three fancy private school degrees, a successful husband who was in the inner circles of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, a high-paying job as an attorney--even an enviable yoga practice. But under the surface Lydia's life was in free fall. Her new marriage was one argument after another, she had a job she never wanted, and for some reason she had begun to rapidly lose weight, eventually turning a strange shade of yellowish-green. When she made a doctor's appointment to talk about the toll of extreme stress, she was instead admitted with a diagnosis of lymphoma. As a cancer survivor, Lydia tries to piece back together her marriage, her career, and her own worth. It's an imperfect rebirth, but perfection is something she must abandon if she is to find a new, calm, healthy life.

Photo credit Jason Kaumeyer

 

 

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Address: 
23 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Books: 
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781633310285
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Published: Disruption Books - March 19th, 2019