Author Talk and Concert: Robert Hunter “Relapse + Revival” on Fri., Oct. 19

Join author and musician Robert Hunter for a special concert and book talk as part of his “Relapse + Revival” tour at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Hunter, a Nashville-based musician, plays what is described as lyrical alt-country-rock. He will read from “Relapse,” the book he recently published and will play pieces from “Revival” his new CD.

“Relapse” tells the story of Rob Wildhide, a writer, who knows he will one day be a celebrated novelist. But first, he’ll have to overcome writer’s block and survive a wayward trip to the North Woods of Maine with his new bride, Annie. “Relapse” is part love story and part drunken ride full of shaman-led weddings and car heists.

The tour and book were inspired by his Hunter’s wife Becky and her battle with cancer. He originally wrote the book as a way to make Becky laugh. In the days leading up to a critical surgery, Becky made Hunter promise to publish his book, and to share both his book and his music with others. Now cancer free, Becky and Hunter are on a cross-country music and book tour visiting each state along the way.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on Hunter visit roberthuntermusic.net and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.