A CONVERSATION with TOM PHILPOTT

Mark Thomas as the Younger Thomson in Glory Denied. Mark Thomas as the Younger Thomson in Glory Denied.
Photo by Lynn Lane

Tom Philpott
Brazos Bookstore
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 , free

Syndicated columnist and freelance writer Tom Philpott will stop by Brazos for a reading and Q&A Wednesday night in advance of Houston Grand Opera and HGOco’s presentation of the chamber opera Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo, based on Philpott’s book, Glory Denied: The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson, America’s Longest-Held POW, in November. Philpott documented the history of Thompson, and the opera draws from it to tell the story of a man returning home to a country he barely recognizes, set of course during the society-shifting days of the Vietnam era.

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