Andrew Vachss: The Virtual Bookstore Appearance
Although most of Andrew Vachss' bookstore appearances are billed as "readings," what usually happens is that Vachss polls the audience to determine if folks would prefer a dialogue to a reading, and the dialogue invariably wins out. However, sometimes a reading has been specifically promised. We recorded one of those rare (and very recent events), and present it here, so you can make your own decision:
Andrew Vachss reads from The Getaway Man.
Thanks to: Mike Maimone, for sound engineering and editing, and providing the recording equipment; Alan Talman for the photos; Frances, Janica, and the staff at Barnes and Noble; James, Shirley, Frank, Vince, David, Jill, and the entire large and enthusiastic audience that showed up that night.
Dialup users please see the technical notes.
Andrew Vachss Question and Answer
Following the reading, Mr. Vachss fielded questions from the audience.
Q: Did you make up Burke, or is he someone you know?
Q: How long do you think you can continue writing the Burke novels?
Q: Have you ever thought about letting some of the other characters in the Burke novels tell their own stories?
Q: How come Burke has such bad luck with women?
Q: Is it true that you've written a screenplay of your Batman novel?
Q: What crime movie rings true to you?
Q: Do you perform any of the songs you've written?
Q: What do you like to read, and who do you like to read?
Q: What changes have you seen in New York City since 9/11?
Q: Did the Lisa Steinberg case change anything in child protective services?
Q: Why hasn't anyone in the hierarcy of the Catholic church been charged for covering up for abusive priests?
Q: Is there anything unique about the Catholic church that caused its priests
to rape children?
Technical Notes: The MP3 audio file of Andrew Vachss reading from The Getaway Man is fairly large—aproximately 10 minutes and 10M in size. The MP3 audio files for the Q&A section run from aproximately 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length. Dialup users should download the file(s) to their computers for optimal listening. To download, right-click on a PC or click and hold on a Mac and choose "save target as/save link as" to save the file(s) to your computer.
All audio files and photos © 2003 Andrew Vachss. All rights reserved.
For more information about The Getaway Man, click here.
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