Roy Hoffman’s uncle, USMC Maj. Roy Robinton, was a World War II POW who vanished into a Japanese “hellship,” a scow of torment and death for both the captives and their loved ones. His wife in the States was chewed up by the experience of waiting to hear of her husband’s fate.

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What it left Hoffman with was the genesis of a novel. That story has manifested with “Come Landfall,” his latest work that takes place on the contemporary Gulf Coast and shows the polyglot and myriad reality it has always been. Riddled by hurricanes, war, loss and renewal, it’s been described as a “Southern story with a global sensibility.”

The moderator for the event is Dr. Ron O’ Gorman. Hoffman will, of course, sign copies.

Entrance is free for members of the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library. Nonmembers are asked to make a donation. Light refreshments provided.
For more info, contact Julie Kraft at 251-380-2284.


Conversations with Roy Hoffman
Where: Stewartfield (4000 Dauphin St.)
When: April 9, 7 p.m.