SIDNEY THOMPSON: THE FORSAKEN AND THE DEAD
Join us as we welcome SIDNEY THOMPSON on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the release of THE FORSAKEN AND THE DEAD: THE BASS REEVES TRILOGY BOOK THREE.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Books 1 & 2 of the Bass Reeves Trilogy adapted for the Paramount+ miniseries Bass Reeves
All heroes have fatal flaws and a moment of defining hubris, but few rise from the ashes to achieve greater heights. In 1884 Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arrested for murder and placed among his own prisoners in Hell on the Border, the infamous federal jail in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was the single greatest setback of his illustrious career, but it wouldn’t be his last mistake or trial by fire.
In The Forsaken and the Dead we meet Reeves again. In the 1890s, past his prime, Reeves proceeds through the valleys and shadows of Indian and Oklahoma Territories. Despite his caution and innovations as a lawman and detective, his nation no longer seems a product of his own making—so much like his children and his marriage to Jennie. While a modern world implodes around him and demons from his past continue to haunt his present, he remains resolute in his faith that he can be a steady rider on a pale horse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Memphian Sidney Thompson is the author of The Bass Reeves Trilogy, award-winning historical fiction that is the inspiration for Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the upcoming Paramount+ miniseries directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring David Oyelowo, Dennis Quaid, and Donald Sutherland. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in American literature/African-American narratives from the University of North Texas, an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arkansas, and a B.A. in English from the University of Memphis. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where he teaches writing and literature at Texas Christian University.