Whittier, we've got an awesome in-store event this upcoming Friday evening at 7p. Whittier local Melissa Hidalgo, author of Mozlandia: Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands, will be here for a book signing and discussion. There will also be musicians performing a live acoustic set of Morrissey cover songs, and Morrissey-Latino art for sale by local artist Monique Kimberly Sugar. Join us for an evening of fun, come support a local author, and enjoy live music and art. Hope to see you Friday evening!
Here's a snippet of the description of Mozlandia as seen on Barnes + Noble, Target, and Amazon:
Morrissey is a popular music icon. The former singer of the influential Manchester band the Smiths is arguably one of the most intriguing and popular, if not polarizing, iconic figures of popular culture.
But this book is not about Morrissey. This book is about his fans, their creative expressions of fandom, and their contributions to Morrissey’s worldwide popularity. Specifically the focus is on the subculture of Morrissey and Smiths fandom as a US-Mexican borderland phenomenon.