Thursday, August 18, 2005

Artist/Activist Edith Mirante to Read in Corte Madera August 23

My friend, Edith Mirante, will be reading from her latest book on August 23 at Book Passage in Corte Madera and August 24 at Black Oak Books in Berkeley. Edith is a former roommate and very dear friend. She has also a very long history with SF music scene, especially the Grateful Dead, New Riders and Quicksilver. Be there or be square. Besides, it’s free!

Edith Mirante

Tues., Aug. 23, 7:00 pm

Featured book: Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on the Burma Frontier ($19.95).
Corte Madera: Edith Mirante talks about Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on the Frontiers of Burma ($21.95). Knowledgeably obsessed with Burma’s struggle for freedom, American artist/activist Mirante breaks laws and infiltrates borders in impassioned journeys of discovery that take her through China, India, Laos, and chaotic Bangladesh. This book is a wild and exotic headlong plunge into a hidden world of guerrilla warfare, heroin and jade trading, the AIDS pandemic, rainforest destruction, strikes and rioting, and one of the worst natural disasters of the 20th Century. Mirante is the author of Burmese Looking Glass.

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