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Contact: Madeleine Melkonian

(718) 405-3345

madeleine.melkonian@mountsaintvincent.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 4, 2003

 

Anthony Lee, Author of Martin Quinn,

to speak at the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Riverdale, NY- The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to announce an evening with author Anthony Lee. Mr. Lee will speak and read from his novel, MARTIN QUINN on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 7:30pm in the President’s Reception Room.

The New York Times Book Review describes MARTIN QUINN as a bruising debut novel that reads as if it had been written in lockup, a powerful thriller set in New York City’s brilliantly realized mean streets. The book is based on Martin Quinn, a fictitious character from Greenwich Village, and his entanglements with the Russian mob and Italian mafia. Martin Quinn is accused of the death of his best friend and an associate and envelops the reader in moments of reflection he uses to determine how to deal with his current situation in police custody. Readers have described the character as a man of loyalty, courage and love, who tries to remain an honorable man in the eyes of the New York City underworld.

Anthony Lee is not only a gifted author, he is also an energetic professor who has taught English classes intermittently at Mount Saint Vincent since the spring of 1999. He has taught core literature classes, world literature and creative writing classes in poetry and fiction. Currently, Mr. Lee is finishing work on his second novel and will be returning to Mount Saint Vincent in the Spring 2004 semester to teach creative writing in fiction.

The evening has been facilitated by Paperbacks Plus bookstore in Riverdale, as a part of the ongoing series of visiting author evenings, “Riverdale Reads,” held at the College. Copies of Mr. Lee’s book will be available for purchase at a discount Wednesday evening. Admission is free and free parking is available on campus.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent, located at 6301 Riverdale Avenue in Riverdale, is a co-educational, independent, four-year liberal arts college. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1500 resident and commuter students from the city, the country and the world.  For more information, please call (718) 405-3345.

 

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