Arts and Culture

How Denver native Matthew Batt turned a Salt Lake city crackhouse into his home

First-time author and Denver native Matthew Batt tells of his entry into the real world when he and his wife bought a house -- a former crack house -- in Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House Into Our Home. The tale takes readers on his journey into adulthood, which included stops for dying family membrs, bills, marriage, the oppressive shadow of school and always, the new house.

Batt will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow to sign copies of his book and read from it; Westword caught up with him in advance of that appearance to ask a few questions.

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Natalie Gonzalez