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Arnold Johnson, author of The Witching Voice: A Novel of Robert Burns, and musician/singer of the CD: Jaques Brel, and Deborah Ann Percy, author of Cool Front: Stories of Lake Michigan, sign their books at Horizon Books. Arnold Johnson will also play and sing selections from his CD.
The Witching Voice follows the turbulent artistic and romantic life of Robert Burns, the premier icon of the Romantic movement, which is creatively reenacted in this contemporary tribute to the drama and texture of late 18th-century Scotland.
Based on extensive research and historical fact, Burns’ life at the height of his fame from 1784 to 1788 is portrayed as spontaneous, passionate and sexual. Told in the present tense through multiple viewpoints, Burns’ story is a frank and moving portrait of a man often misguided by the “witching voice” that motivated him—a drive composed of the same charms, demons and shortcomings that nurtured his remarkable gifts.