Time & Location
Oct 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA
About the Event
Inspired by real events, The Derelict Light examines the devastating Astoria fire of 1922 through the eyes of a Finnish immigrant, a lovesick thief, Socialist agitators, cunning Klansmen and the state’s first female fire investigator left to sort out the mess.
Mike Stark is an author and long-time journalist, including time at The Daily Astorian and KMUN, and later at the Associated Press. His previous book, Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast, was published in 2022. The Derelict Light, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is his first novel.