Writer and Pacific Lutheran University prof Jason Skipper will celebrate the release of his debut novel, Hustle, Friday at King's Books. According to the hype, the book is a "Southern tale" that explores "the past, present, and uncertain future of three generations - an alcoholic grandfather, a restless disloyal son, and a gifted hopeful grandson." If that doesn't get you, perhaps this tease will: "In the past, the grandfather has hustled for money; now he's hustling for redemption." Sold!
[King's Books, 7 p.m., no cover, 218 St. Helens Ave. Tacoma, 253.272.8801]