Are you an Abe Aficionado?
A Civil War Buff?
An Overall American History Ace?
Or just some who really, really likes vampires?
Whichever you might count yourself as, and however horrified you may be that this book exists and the unholy union it represents, it is most definitely worth reading. A genuinely good story wrapped around factual history, and tastefully littered with American icons, this telling of the Great Emancipator’s life and the driving forces behind him might actually pique your interest in subjects you once found dull (Civil War history), too grisly (Slavery), or embarrassing (you know, that long-running infatuation you have with Vampires). Don’t disservice yourself by passing this one by.
Join us as we celebrate the premiere of Los Angeles' new quarterly literary magazine, Slake! Founded by former LA Weekly editors Joe
Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, Slake proves that print isn't dead by offering a beautiful, collectible volume of art, writing, and photography. Some of LA's finest authors and artists are included in the first issue, and five of them will be here to help us launch it: Jervey Tervalon, Michelle Huneven, Jerry Stahl, Jonathan Gold, and Erica Zora Wrightson will all be speaking about their contributions.