Live Stream with Chaney Kwak in conversation with Nate Hake - The Passenger

 

 

Tattered Cover welcomes author Chaney Kwak on Friday June 18th at 6:30pm MT to discuss his new book, The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship. He will be in conversation with travel blogger, Nate Hake also know as Travel Lemming.

In March 2019, the Viking Sky cruise ship was struck by a bomb cyclone in the North Atlantic. Rocked by 50-foot swells and 40-knot gales, the ship lost power and began to drift straight toward the notoriously dangerous Hustadvika coast in Norway. This is the suspenseful, harrowing, funny, touching story by one passenger who contemplated death aboard that ship.

Chaney Kwak is a travel writer used to all sorts of mishaps on the road, but this is a first even for him: trapped on the battered cruise ship, he stuffs his passport into his underwear just in case his body has to be identified. As the massive cruise ship sways in surging waves, Kwak holds on and watches news of the impending disaster unfold on Twitter, where the cruise ship's nearly 1,400 passengers are showered with "thoughts and prayers." Kwak uses his twenty-seven hours aboard the teetering ship to examine his family history, maritime tragedies, and the failing relationship back on shore with a man he's loved for nearly two decades: the Viking Sky, he realizes, may not be the only sinking ship he needs to escape.

The Passenger takes readers for an unforgettable journey from the Norwegian coast to the South China Sea, from post-WWII Korea to pandemic-struck San Francisco. Kwak weaves his personal experience into events spanning decades and continents to explore the serendipity and the relationships that move us--perfect for readers who love to discover world travel through the eyes of a perceptive and witty observer.

 

Registration includes access to this live stream event the night of the event, before it is posted on Tattered Cover's YouTube Channel, two days after.

 

**Important Event Information**

-- This is a free, live stream event using Zoom Live Streamed to YouTube. You may choose to purchase a book through the event link and still gain access to the event.

-- Tickets are limited to one ticket per email address

-- Attendees will be sent a link to join the live stream at least 30 minutes prior of the event via email

-- Presentation begins at 6:30pm MT

-- The event will last about one hour but the official end time of this event is an estimate

-- Event registration/tickets are available online ONLY, through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold in-store or through our website. 

-- If you purchased a book, it will be mailed via media mail after the event

 

** DISCLAIMER: Event details, signing rules and restrictions are subject to changes beyond our control, and often change up to and during the event. Thank you for your understanding.

When you purchase a ticket, or register for an event, you will automatically be added to the Tattered Cover's email subscriber list. We will always protect your privacy. Our email list is used only to promote Tattered Cover events and news, and your information will never be shared or sold. You may unsubscribe or update your subscription at any time.

 

Event address: