Elliott Holt at Magers & Quinn

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A convoluted journey through Washington D.C., Moscow, and life—Elliott Holt’s novel, You Are One of Them, rambles through cold Russian streets in the politically charged 1990s, trying to find the truth behind her friend’s death, with equally meandering prose. An obsessive narrator latches on to an unsolvable mystery, and we’re taken along for the ride. Holt visits Magers & Quinn tonight to read from this, her debut novel. As a former copywriter, she considers herself a “late-bloomer” novelist, though she’s built a following through her award-winning short fiction (she was a runner-up for a PEN Emerging Writers Award) and frequent tweets. A cross between a coming-of-age story and Reagan-era international politics makes for an intelligent, yet vibrant read. 7:30 p.m. Free. –EK

Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-4611, magersandquinn.com