Bart Yates - The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl

Event date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

Alex Award-winning Iowa City author Bart Yates will read from his latest novel, The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl. The subject of this intriguing and innovative novel, historian Isaac Dahl,  encapsulates his remarkable life in this chronicle of twelve remarkable days. "The life course of a gay man born at the end of World War I is the subject of Yates’s latest novel, and it’s an interesting study of how a queer fellow of the Greatest Generation might have navigated the many turbulent events of twentieth century America, as well as family, friendships, and love...Reminiscent of John Irving’s quirky family sagas, Yates’s novel is a great title for readers interested in gay representation in twentieth century historical fiction." - Andrew J. Peters

Bart Yates is the author of seven novels including Leave Myself Behind, The Brothers Bishop, and The Third Hill North of Town (written as Noah Bly). Two of his books have been translated into Italian and one into Dutch.  He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Drake University, and a Master of Music degree in Woodwind Performance from and Boston University. He is a freelance musician and teacher who gives private lessons in his studio, and he has also taught writing at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. He lives in Iowa City.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl By Bart Yates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496750457
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - July 23rd, 2024

Both sweeping and exquisitely intimate, award-winning author Bart Yates blends historical fact and fiction in a surprising, thought-provoking saga spanning 12 significant days across nearly 100 years in the life of a single man, beginning in 1920s Utah.

“Each day is a story, whether or not that story makes any damn sense or is worth telling to anyone else.”