Meet the author
- posted Apr, 17 2013
MOOSUP- Former U.S. Congressman Bob Steele will discuss and sign his new novel, "The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town," on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at Aldrich Library, 299 Main Street, Moosup. The library has multiple copies of the book available for checkout. Steele’s novel, which has generated wide interest across the state, comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure to legalize Internet gambling. The novel is set against the casino gambling explosion that hit southeastern Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world's two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state. It begins with the Pequot War in 1637, then jumps 350 years as a Connecticut family becomes embroiled in a struggle to block a third casino that threatens the family's town and ancestral home. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. This program is free. All are welcome. For more information, call the library, 860-564-8760 or visit the library webpage, http://aldrichlibrary.org.