Smart bets: Adam O’Fallon Price

Plenty of literary magazines have published the stories of Adam O’Fallon Price, but the recent release of The Grand Tour marks his debut as a novelist. In the book, aging, antisocial writer Richard Lazar, who’s seen little success with previous works, pens a memoir on his military service in Vietnam. An unexpectedly favorable reception sends Lazar on a book tour, during which he meets superfan Vance Allerby. The aspiring writer’s offer to join his idol on the road kicks off a joint misadventure that’s “both hilarious and heartbreaking, full of pathos and surprising poignancy,” according to a media release. Price, who is hopefully more congenial than his protagonist, will stop at Malaprop’s as part of his own book tour. The free reading takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Author photo by Elizabeth Watkins Price



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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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