“Four Calling Birds” Book Reading | Castro
Novelist Vincent Meis reads from his just off the presses new novel, Four Calling Birds, 7 pm, Wednesday, February 19 from at Dog Eared Books Castro.The four Burd siblings head to Mexico to heal and regroup after the death of their mother. Midlife crises are revealed. At the age of forty-seven, M wonders if she is too old to transition to the man she has been hiding inside her. Augie has a perfect gay family with a loving husband and an adorable bi-racial son. And yet, something is missing. The charismatic Lio has squandered his marriage and relationship with his daughter in favor of a hedonistic lifestyle. The youngest sibling, AJ, is married to a man emboldened by the election of a fascist bully as president. It takes a kidnapping to shake them out of their self-absorption, sending them on a new journey.Meis has published four previous novels: Eddie’s Desert Rose (2011), Tio Jorge (2012), and Down in Cuba (2013), and Deluge (2016). Tio Jorge received a Rainbow Award in the category of Bisexual Fiction in 2012. Down in Cuba received two Rainbow Awards in 2013, and Deluge a Rainbow Award in 2016. Recently, his stories have been published in three collections: With: New Gay Fiction, Best Gay Erotica 2015, and Best Gay Erotica, Vol. 1. He has published pieces in publications such as The Advocate, LA Weekly, In Style, and Our World. He lives in San Leandro, California with his husband.