CELEBRATED ACTOR ADDS AUTHOR TO HIS REPERTOIRE
His breakout role came with 1989’s Dead Poets Society, and he’s known for many other major motion pictures since then, including Boyhood and Training Day. But these days, Ethan Hawke has added writing to his talent repertoire. So on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 pm, fans can meet Ethan Hawke- the author- at a special Anderson’s Bookshop event in celebration of Indeh, his latest graphic novel. His book, co-written with Greg Ruth, will be discussed at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., on the campus of North Central College. Tickets are required and available exclusively at EthanandGregAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Sponsoring this event is Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville, 630-355-2665. Online at www.andersonsbookshop.com.
About the Book:
The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. After having a vision, the young Goyahkla approaches the Apache leader Cochise, and the entire Apache nation, to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on. As they battle their enemies, lose loved ones, and desperately cling on to their land and culture, they would utter, "Indeh," or "the dead." When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it?
Indeh captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo- who then try to find peace and forgiveness. Indeh not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, Indeh offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and Indeh shows us why.
About the Authors:
Ethan Hawke is an accomplished actor, screenwriter, film and theatre director, and novelist. He has been nominated for Academy Awards for both acting and writing, a Tony award, and a Drama Desk Award for both acting and directing.
Greg Ruth is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Lost Boy, and illustrator for Freaks of the Heartland and Conan comics, among others. He lives in Western Massachusetts.
About Anderson’s Bookshops:
Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth’s upcoming visit is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community ever since. Other Anderson’s Bookshops locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630)-963-2665, and in the heart of La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Road (708) 582-6353. A gift shop, Anderson’s Two-Doors East, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville, opened in the fall of 2009. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the June 11 program with Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth.