Rainy Day Books is delighted to host a reading by author Marcus Eriksen of excerpts from his book, My River Home, on Tuesday evening, June 5th at 7:00 p.m.
"Veteran Marcus Eriksen set off on a journey down the entire length of the great Mississippi River on a homemade raft kept afloat by 232 empty soda bottles, recycled junk, and a dose of ingenuity. Though he had never made such a trip, he had dreamed of doing it a decade earlier as a marine in the Gulf War. While struggling against a river with an unpredictable personality, Eriksen recounts a personal shift from proud soldier to self-destructive veteran to engaged activist protesting the injustices of the Iraq War. Startlingly honest and warm with affection for the people he meets, Eriksen explains, through his own story, the allure of the military, the tragedy of modern war, and the courage it takes to fulfill a dream."
for a fuller discussion of Mr. Eriksen and his work.
You are invited to come by, meet Marcus and listen as he shares his experiences.
Rainy Day Books
113 N Seward