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Ethan Hawke bringing 'A Bright Ray of Darkness' to BookPeople event

Eric Webb
Austin 360
In this Jan. 27 file photo, Ethan Hawke attends a premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Hawke hive, attention: Your favorite actor is bringing his new novel to Austin's largest indie bookstore.

Sometimes Austinite Ethan Hawke will discuss "A Bright Ray of Darkness" as part of a virtual BookPeople event at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. Tickets, which come with a signed copy of the book and start at $32.95, are now on sale at bookpeople.com.

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"A Bright Ray of Darkness" is described as the "blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in 'Henry IV' just as his marriage implodes — an utterly transfixing book about art and love, fame and heartbreak from the acclaimed actor/writer/director." 

Hawke is a familiar face to fans of of director Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise" trilogy and "Boyhood." "A Bright Ray of Darkness" is his first novel in about 20 years; he's also the author of "Rules for a Knight," "The Hottest State" and "Ash Wednesday."

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