Ojai – Kingdom of the Black Narcissus

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Local author F.D. Cameron will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019, to present his newest book, Kingdom of the Black Narcissus. F. D. Cameron has been a world traveler, a magazine editor and writer in Los Angeles, and a counseling psychologist and lead faculty at Regis University in Denver. His is an alumnus of UC Berkeley and is presently living in Ojai, CA, with his wife Alexandra and a Chihuahua named Romeo. He is also the author of The River Told, published in 2016. This event will include a reading of passages from the book.

Kingdom of the Black Narcissus is a gender-bending love story and historical adventure that chronicles the exploits of Morgan Booth, a young globe-trotting American grappling with his sexual identity. When he travels to Cairo, Egypt, a chance rendezvous reunites him with a former college friend from Germany and his African-American girlfriend. Together they embark on an adventure that will eventually challenge each of them to the core of their being.

Cameron’s latest has been called “a compelling immersion in another world,” which strikes readers with the “profound richness of the characters, settings, storylines, language, and themes.” It is a tale of power struggles, romance, and intrigue across ancient and modern day Egypt.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.