Set on the Gulf Coast in the 19th century, Outcasts follows Lucinda and her lover as they search for a buried treasure. “She’s trying to make a new life for herself,” Kent tells us. “There’s nothing that she won’t do to survive. And no, she’s not the stereotypical woman you see in a western novel. The women who [are usually involved in the action] in westerns tend to be prostitutes with a heart of gold. That’s not Lucinda.” Well, at least not quite. Lucinda is a prostitute. It’s just the heart of gold part that she’s missing.
7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Photo: Kathleen Kent by Remi David
Tue., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., 2014