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Harrison Scott Key Signing at Blue Bicycle Books

Blue Bicycle Books hosts Harrison Scott Key, July 8 at 5 pm to sign copies of his memoir, The World’s Largest Man (HarperCollins, hb., 352 pp., $27). Key was born in Memphis, but he grew up in Mississippi, among pious, Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father—a hunter, a fighter, a football coach, “a man better suited to living in a remote frontier wilderness of the nineteenth century than contemporary America, with all its progressive ideas, and paved roads, and lack of armed duels. He was a great man, and he taught me many things: How to fight, how to work, how to cheat, how to pray to Jesus about it, how to kill things with guns and knives and, if necessary, with hammers.”