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   from the issue of October 12, 2006

Rips memoir reading Oct. 19

Michael Rips will read from his memoir, "The Face of a Naked Lady," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Dudley Bailey Library, Andrews Hall, room 229.

The memoir is a darkly humorous exploration of the Rips family of Omaha.

While cleaning out his parents' basement following the death of his father, Rips uncovers a portfolio of paintings signed by Nic Rips. The all-nude studies are of a woman whom no one in the family recognizes. Suspecting that his father may have had a second family, Rips is determined to find the identity of the woman. The quest leads Rips on an elliptical journey into the factories, slaughterhouses, brothels and middle-class suburbs of post-World War II Omaha.

Free and open to the public, the reading is sponsored by the UNL department of English, the Creative Writing Program and the Norman and Bernice Harris Center sponsor the reading for Judaic Studies.

It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gerald Shapiro at 472-1871.



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