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Barrett Hathcock ’00 to Have Booksigning at Burke’s

Publication Date: 1/19/2012

Barrett Hathcock, who has taught at Rhodes, will sign copies of his book, The Portable Son today (Jan. 19) at 5:30 p.m. at Burke’s Book Store.

Hathcock was born and raised in Jackson, Miss. and earned a B.A. in English from Rhodes in 2000. For the past five years, he has served as a contributing editor for The Quarterly Conversation, and he also taught in Rhodes’ 2011 Rhodes Summer Writing Institute.

His book is a collection of linked short stories about the main character, Peter Traxler, who is raised in Mississippi in the last quarter of the 20th century and caught up in the nostalgia of his upbringing.

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