Join us in the underground catacombs at Binny’s Lakeview for the official Chicago launch of Karen Abbott’s latest page turner, The Ghosts of Eden Park. Karen Abbott shares insight into her book which tells the true story of George Remus, America’s most successful bootlegger and real-life inspiration for Jay Gatsby. Remus was riding high until his wife fell in love with the very federal agent who put him in jail, sparking a feud that reached the highest levels of government - and that could only end in murder.
An intimate conversation with author Karen Abbott.
A hardcover copy of The Ghosts of Eden Park.
Various beer and liquor tastings.
Access to the underground catacombs at Binny’s.
Philanthropy! Net proceeds benefit the Chicago Brewseum.
KAREN ABBOTT is the New York Times bestselling author of SIN IN THE SECOND CITY, AMERICAN ROSE, and, most recently, LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY, named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. She has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications. She serves on the National Advisory Board for the Chicago Brewseum, the country’s first non-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of beer.