Author Jesse Sensibar will visit Bookmans Northwest for a reading and signing of his latest book, Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway, Monday, November 12 from 6
Author Jesse Sensibar will visit Bookmans Northwest for a reading and signing of his latest book, Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway, Monday, November 12 from 6 PM to 8 PM. His book chronicles a lifetime spent as a tow truck driver on the lonely highways of the American Southwest. Sensibar explores reinvention and resurrection through his photographs and his linked collection of short stories, mourning and celebrating loss, gratefulness, and forgiveness.
About the Author:
Jesse Sensibar is unafraid to die but terrified of dying alone. The product of the mean streets of the greatest Midwestern industrial cities of a time now gone, he loves big bore handguns, the uncluttered lines of old outlaw choppers, pawn shop jewelry, quiet bars, and fuzzy creatures with equal abandon. He has a soft spot in his heart for The Virgin of Guadalupe, tide pools, house cats, quiet bars, innocent strippers, and jaded children. He came west to the high desert of Arizona in the late 1980s and quickly disappeared down the rabbit hole of Southwestern drug culture. He reemerged in 2008, close to death and with a solid quarter of a century of hard drug abuse under his belt. He has, needless to say, a great many regrets. Along the way, he’s worked as a mechanic, heavy equipment operator, strip club bouncer, repossession agent, tattoo shop owner, private investigator, tow truck driver, snow plow operator, wildland firefighter, and college English professor. You can usually find him in the dying Ponderosa Pine forests surrounding Flagstaff, the old barrios of Tucson, or out on the highway documenting the passing of his beloved and disappearing American West.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Northwest
3733 W. Ina Rd.