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Posted on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 10:22 a.m.

Poet Anne Carson to bring the follow-up to her bestseller to Nicola's

By Ann Dwyer

Fans of poet Anne Carson will want to be there when she brings "Red Doc" to Nicola's Books on Tuesday.

This renowned poet will release her follow-up to the acclaimed bestseller "Autobiography of Red," a stunningly original mix of poetry, drama, and narrative. To sum up what happened in the first novel, I will let Wikipedia put you up to date:

Sexually abused by his older brother, his affectionate mother too weak-willed to protect him, the monstrous young boy finds solace in photography and in a romance with a young man named Herakles. Herakles leaves his young lover at the peak of Geryon's infatuation; when Geryon comes across Herakles several years later on a trip to Argentina, Herakles' new lover Ancash forms the third point of a love triangle.

Carson brings Geryon, now called "G," into manhood and the modern age. He and his lover, a war veteran, and Ida, an artist, cross lands of glacial ice to idyllic green pastures. Some that contain a psychiatric clinic to the house where G's mother must face her death.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013. 7 p.m. Free. Nicola's Books is in the Westgate Shopping Center at 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-0600.